Former Spanish player Cesc Fabregas can hardly believe the brilliance experienced by Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool player who accompanied him at Chelsea, and how he is terrorizing defenders and breaking records in the English Premier League.
Fabregas, the 2010 World Cup champion with the La Roja national team, believes that the level that the Egyptian national team captain has reached now, becoming one of the best scorers in the history of Liverpool, and being crowned the Premier League top scorer award three times, among other achievements, “was something he did not expect.”
Cesc Fabregas says that if someone had told him what Mohamed Salah would go on to achieve after their time together at Chelsea, he would have called it ‘impossible.’:
“He was not so prolific in front of goal. Maybe it was lack of chances. You could see his trends. You could see… pic.twitter.com/nSNmv3TkIC
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The player, who wore Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal shirts, said in an interview with the BBC: “He was not a terrifying scorer in front of goal. Perhaps the reason was the lack of opportunities. You can see that he was fast, but he was not strong in confrontations in front of defenders as he is now.” “.
He added, “If someone had told me that Salah would achieve what he achieved while we were together at Chelsea, I would have said it was impossible.”
— Egyptian King (@SalahStats) February 2, 2015
Salah signed with Chelsea under the leadership of Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho in 2014, but he failed to leave a mark, as he spent his period on loan at Fiorentina and then Roma, before moving permanently to the latter in 2016.
Since joining Liverpool in 2017, Salah has scored 204 goals and provided 88 assists in 332 matches. He has also won the Golden Boot 3 times, and is now one of the best players in the world.
On the other hand, Salah only scored two goals and made four assists in 19 matches in all tournaments with Chelsea.