CAIRO: “In the trainings, Mohamed Salah showed his high level of professionalism, so we expected that he would be a star one day although none expected that he could play for Chelsea Football Club or play in Europa League to be a star,” said Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah’s former coach Abdel-Ghani al-Saadani.
Saadani talked about Salah’s patience and determination in the trainings since Salah was 9 years old.
The coach trained him at the Youth Sporting Center in the hometown of Nagrida in Gharbia governorate (Delta) since Salah was in primary school.
“I believed that Mohamed Salah would be a well-known figure,” he added in his interview with Youm7, wishing him a good career.
Salah, currently in a loan spell to Fiorentina, scored twice in a 2-1 win against Juventus Thursday taking his goal tally at Fiorentina to six in seven matches.
Salah joined Fiorentina on loan from Chelsea at the end of the season just before the close of the transfer window, with Juan Cuadrado going in the opposite direction in a permanent deal. However, Cuadrado has yet to score in five fixtures for Chelsea. In January 2014 Salah, then a Basel winger, moved to Chelsea in a deal worth $14.5 million.