Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has backed Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, following the recent accusations of being too selfish and focused on his own game.
Mohamed Salah must carry on being selfish, if he’s to become a ‘top-class goalscorer’, says Robbie Fowler. Who has labelled the spat between Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, as ‘nonsense’.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had recently admitted, the winger is almost on par with Lionel Messi. But has to become more selfless in front of goal.
However, Fowler apparently doesn’t share this belief, saying that Salah will and should continue his style of play, as this only ‘makes him a great goalscorer.’
“I’ve honestly never heard such nonsense as the stuff that has surrounded this so-called spat between Sadio Mane and Mo Salah,” He told The Mirror.
“Everyone commenting and talking nonsense about being ‘greedy’ or destroying team spirit, have they never watched football before?
“Because you can’t be a top-class goalscorer without total belief you will score.
“That’s what goalscorers do. They train for it, their whole week on the training ground is spent practising, visualising, working out how to score for every position and the best always believe they can score – from five yards, from 20, from 40. Wherever. Even if it’s easier to pass for a tap-in.
“I look at Salah’s record and it tells me he’s going to keep doing it.
“You don’t score that many goals without being what people say is selfish. But what the hell do people want?
“Do they want him to be a goalscorer or do they want him to be someone who’s always looking to pass? You can’t really have both.
“And the other nonsense I’ve heard is people saying he’s not passing because he’s jealous, he doesn’t want Mane to score.
“If anyone can slow down the game so much they have time to think, ‘Oh, I’m not passing to him because he’s scored more than me’, well they’re the best who’s ever played. Yes, Salah can be selfish when he sees the goal, but, to me, that makes him a great goalscorer.
“And it’s not as if he doesn’t create chances for others. Mane knows that, and what he did was just frustration at being taken off.”