Arsene Wenger has said that Mohamed Salah has ‘similarities’ to Lionel Messi, although suggested that his consistency and greediness are the major downsides of his game.
The 27-year-old forward has won the Premier League golden boot in each of the last two seasons, scoring 32 goals in 2017/18 before scoring a further 22 in 2018/19.
While Salah’s finishing ability is in no doubt, the Egyptian has been at times been labelled greedy, and famously irked his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane last week against Burnley, not squaring the ball to the wide-open Senegalese attacker in preference of getting a shot off himself, with the Reds number 10 reacting furiously once he was replaced late in the second half.
Comparing Salah to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi – a man considered by some as the greatest of all time – former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has suggested that the Liverpool man is too greedy, saying he is ‘obsessed with finishing himself’.
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“He [Salah] has similarities with Messi,” Wenger told beIN Sports . “He must find the consistency of Messi.
“I find he’s a good finisher but Messi has the complete thing, he gives the final ball as well.
“Salah is a bit obsessed with finishing himself.
“That’s a dimension he’ll get certainly, when he grows a little bit older, to find the moment when you have to give the ball and when you have to finish.
“But I like him very much, he has huge potential. Mane as well.”