Mo Salah fears facing Real Madrid in the Champions League Quarter-Finals on April 7th, 2021. Salah is right to worry as Madrid beat Liverpool during the 2018 CL Final in Kyiv on May 26th, 2018.
Mo Salah is a player of excellent capabilities, but his record against Madrid is weak. Los Blancos defender Sergio Ramos bullies the twenty-eight-year-old Egyptian international, rendering him useless. Salah anticipates a challenging game against Los Vikingos and fears that his team may lose to the thirteen-time UCL champions in a more significant defeat than the previous one (3-1).
The Egyptian Messi spoke about his inhibitions and fears to the media. In an interview on March 30th, 2021, he said, “Real Madrid have won the UCL four times in the last ten seasons.”
“They are a dangerous opponent to face in the competition as they play their best there” said Mo.
On the mend… pic.twitter.com/SUxrrgod48
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) March 1, 2021
Though his fears about the galacticos stand true, the Liverpool forward has implored his team to forget the past. He knows how deep the emotional scars that the Merseyside Reds received from Madrid are.
Speaking about the past, he said, “I have the motivation to beat Madrid and push my team to the Semi-Finals; hence the past does not bother me.”
Salah believes that with their new additions, they can make a difference in Liverpool’s upcoming game against Real Madrid. He has a reason to think so as he has lead his team to do the impossible once before.
Mo: The verbal ark of the covenant for Liverpool?
Salah is not a leader at Liverpool, yet many follow his example. The reason for this is the optimism and positive energy constantly emitting from the Egyptian superstar.
He used this charismatic personality to make a comeback in the Premier League after a disappointing debut season with Chelsea in 2014. This personality is another trait that he has taken from Lionel Messi. The Egyptian has dribbling skills somewhat similar to Messi and they both can motivate their teammates to attain the unattainable.
This motivation pushed The reds to beat strong opponents like Bayern Munich (Round of 16) and Barcelona (Semi-Finals) to win the 2018-19 Champions League title. Salah could not score in these two matches, though his presence made all the difference as Liverpool fought for better control in both games and came out victorious.
This, however, is not evidence of Mo’s ineffectiveness in the Champions League as he has recorded twenty-seven goals and eleven assists in forty-six Champions League appearances in overall.
The record he has accumulated in the most prominent European club tournament has put him in the limelight. There are many clubs that would pay a considerable amount to recruit the twenty-eight-year-old Egyptian Messi.
Coincidentally, Liverpool’s Q/F opponents stand on top of the list, with Mo Salah appreciative of Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane.
Mo Salah admits interest in Real Madrid to play under Zidane
Salah respects Madrid’s strength for the competitive ideology incorporated in them by Zinedine Zidane. It is a no-brainer that he wants to join Los Blancos as under Zidane, he will constantly play in the Champions League.
Another reason behind his supposed exit could be his frustrations with Jurgen Klopp. The German’s lack of motivation in securing a place in the Champions League for Liverpool next season has infuriated him.
Therefore, Mo Salah will leave if Klopp remains the same and Liverpool loses out on the Premier League and the UCL next season.
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