Premier League - Liverpool vs Brighton & Hove Albion - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - May 13, 2018 Liverpool's Mohamed Salah REUTERS/Phil Noble Premier League - Liverpool vs Brighton & Hove Albion - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - May 13, 2018 Liverpool's Mohamed Salah REUTERS/Phil Noble

Salah gives his father credit for his success as a footballer

Tue, Dec. 18, 2018
CAIRO – 18 December 2018: Liverpool's Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah, revealed on Tuesday that the role his father has been playing in his life helped him succeed in his career.

“'I would complain that I didn't want to travel [the four hours] to training, but he stood by me and told me that all great players go through this. The price for him was very high, and I'll never forget the role he played in my career,” Salah said on Tuesday during an interview with GQ Middle East.

When he was young, Salah had to leave his hometown, Nigrig, and travel for four hours, five days a week to attend his training in the Arab Contractors club in Cairo.

Salah signed his first professional contract with the Arab Contractors when he was 17 and he started to gain more minutes with the first team in 2011 to quickly establish himself as a promising talent in the Egyptian League.



“It was an opportunity I wasn't going to waste. That was one of my first big decisions: Don't let this slip from your hands,” Salah added.

Two years later, he started his journey in Europe where he played for FC Basel, Chelsea, Fiorentina, Roma and Liverpool.
 
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