A response came from Salah to face Real Madrid – The Liverpool star shared his thoughts on the Champions League final to be played in Paris.
Mohamed Salah, who said that they preferred Real Madrid as their opponent in the Champions League final, received a reaction because of this statement.
Many commentators, including Gabby Agbonlahor, stated that Salah’s move increased the pressure on Liverpool and provided extra motivation to the Spanish team.
Liverpool’s opponent, who won the final ticket by beating Villarreal 3-2 in the match that fell back 2-0 on Tuesday, was Real Madrid, who eliminated Manchester City with a miraculous comeback.
What did Salah say?
Speaking to Sky Sports, the Egyptian star admitted that they wanted to play with Real Madrid instead of Manchester City in the final on May 28.
“Everyone in the team wanted this matchup. I don’t know why they don’t want us to talk about it, but I’m not afraid to talk about it. I wanted Real Madrid to go through the round before the Manchester City game.”
“Real Madrid is an incredible team with a great manager and great players. When they asked me who I wanted, I said Madrid. The answer was very simple.”
Salah wants to close the account
This match is a rematch of the 2018 Champions League final that brought the two teams against each other and Real Madrid won 3-1.
In the 2018 final in Kyiv, Salah was injured by the intervention of Sergio Ramos and had to watch the last 60 minutes of the match from the sidelines.
Salah is having a great season, who wants to break the streak of Real Madrid, who have not lost their last seven finals in the Champions League. The Egyptian player, who produced 30 goals and 15 assists in 46 games, was named Football Player of the Year by the Football Players Association.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Salah emphasized that team success is more important than individual awards.
“Thank you to everyone who voted for me. Journalists are a big part of the football family. I hope we can win more trophies this season.”
“I’m just trying to enjoy the football I play and help the team win trophies. That’s what counts.”