Cristiano Ronaldo tips Salah to enter Messi-Ronaldo ‘race’
Portugal captain and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has put Mohamed Salah up with him and Lionel Messi as one of the best players this season.
Egypt international Mohamed Salah had a record-breaking season with Liverpool FC, becoming the Premier League’s top scorer in one season after scoring 32 goals – and 44 in total with the Reds in 52 appearances.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner praised Salah and supported him after his injury against Real Madrid in the Champions League final, wishing that this year’s ‘revelation’ manages to make it in time for Egypt’s World Cup campaign.
“Mo Salah has been one of the revelations of the year. I hope his injury in the final in Kiev doesn’t keep him out,” Ronaldo told reporters on Monday.
On if the Egyptian is good enough to contend for the 2018 Ballon d’Or Ronaldo said, “Many people talk about the Cristiano Ronaldo-Messi battle but there are other players who have chances to enter the race. The Egyptian is one of them.”
Salah’s return date hasn’t been determined yet and it is still uncertain if he will be able to make it in time for the Pharaohs first match against Uruguay on Friday.