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'Salah Is Not World Class'

'Liverpool's Mohamed Salah Is Not World Class'

By David Kappel - Jun 18, 2018 02:26 PM @kappilinho

African superstar Mohamed Salah, who has been breaking records left, right and centre for Liverpool, has now been criticised before likely making his first 2018 FIFA World Cup appearance for Egypt on Tuesday.

Read: Egypt Coach Explains Why Salah Was Benched Against Uruguay

The Egypt winger did not feature in his side's 1-0 defeat to Uruguay last Friday, but national team coach Hector Cuper has since suggested that he could start in their second match of the tournament, against Russia.

The hosts are on a high after beating Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their World Cup opener, during which they were inspired by two goals from the bench by substitute Denis Cheryshev. His father. Dimitri, who represented his country 10 times, has now fired up the contest between the Pharaohs and the hosts, sending a jibe at Salah.

"He (Salah) is an exceptional player, but (he is) not a world-class football star, who can compete for the Golden Boot," Cheryshev Sr said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

"Right now, (the contenders for the award) are Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and maybe Harry Kane. Liverpool uses Salah properly; here, in the Egyptian national team, things will be different."

The former Russia international also discussed the hosts' upcoming clash with Egypt, praising the Pharaohs coach.

"The team is getting ready for Egypt," he added.

"I played against (Egypt head coach Hector) Cuper's teams before, he is the most tactical coach, you never know how to approach his teams. Any chance we might have we should use."

Read: Salah Breaks Silence On Ramos Challenge

Egypt will face Russia on their second Group A clash at 20:00 on Tuesday, and need to get some points on the board if they want to keep their chances of progressing to the knockout stages alive.

Do you think Egypt can beat Russia? Have your say in the comments section below.


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spagigalactino Joined: 19 Apr 2016
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spagigalactino Jun 18, 2018 07:42 PM
this is pure bulls#**t wena Dimitri whatever
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Mr Moloto Joined: 25 May 2018
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Mr Moloto Jun 18, 2018 06:06 PM
You old racist obnoxious madala russia will never ever produce a player of salah's calibre
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VIPER305 Jun 18, 2018 05:31 PM
Mxm this is just pure fear
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VIPER305 Jun 18, 2018 05:29 PM
World class? Kane ain't better salah even neymar
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Flipping lyf Jun 18, 2018 04:07 PM
Who a u in football nyaope is playing u madala salah is thrillion tyms on cowssia he wil score four goals against ur cows
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His Excellency_zmvuyo Jun 18, 2018 03:53 PM
What a drunkard this Dimitri Cheryshev is ? He clearly doesn't know what Golden Boot is . Messi and Neymar have already played a game each and didn't score, what makes them contenders for the Golden Boot award? In fact with the exception of Cristiano Ronaldo,what makes these players he mentioned here contenders for Golden Boot award?
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Jun 18, 2018 03:15 PM
Russia will win against this clueless Egyptians & don't know how they qualified for the WC in the 1st place
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chipi07 Jun 18, 2018 03:00 PM
He is mad, Salah just dont have a team to back him. He took EPL leading goal scorer while Kane was watching him

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