Didier Drogba, the legend of the Ivory Coast, has revealed that Egypt’s Mohammed Salah has always been smart, and it was only a matter of time before Salah scaled greater heights than he (Drogba) had previously set during his playing time.
In a later joking statement, Didier Drogba said he wants to cry because Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is shattering all his records.
With 107 goals for the Reds this season, Salah has surpassed the African highest goal-scoring record of 104 goals that the legendary Ivory Coast legend, Drogba previously held in the English Premier League.
However, the former Elephant insisted he wasn’t surprised by Salah’s achievements because he had witnessed his abilities while training with the Blues during his brief tenure with the team.
In all competitions, Salah has already netted 16 goals for Liverpool this season.
“If he continues [like this] he’s going to destroy all my records! I want to cry,”Drogba told Mehwar TV as quoted by Kingfut.
“What I’ve seen during training, and all his teammates will tell you, the quality was there. He just needed time on the pitch to show his talent and his quality.
“When you look at the squad [Chelsea] had at the time, it was not easy to play, but what really got me attached to Mo is that he’s really nice, he’s really polite, even when he was not playing.”
Salah was signed by the Blues in 2014, but he only appeared in 13 matches, scoring two goals.
In the end, he made a move to Roma, and his former teammate has unveiled how often they spoke.
“He was sad not to contribute [at Chelsea], but he was always good. When you have this kind of intelligence it’s just a matter of time before you blow up,” Drogba added.
“I remember we spoke a few times when he was at Roma and he was scoring goals and then he had a moment when he was not scoring and he asked me how to deal with this kind of situation.
“I shared with him a lot of examples and experiences and how it happened to me and all the strikers.”
Last weekend, Salah was on target as Liverpool defeated Arsenal 4-0 in a league match at Anfield.