Mohammed Salah does not impress me, Vincent Aboubakar says
The captain of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon and top scorer of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, Vincent Aboubakar, says Liverpool and Egypt forward, Mohammed Salah, is not a spectacular player.
Speaking ahead of the second semi-final today between Egypt and Cameroon, Aboubakar claimed that players like PSG’s Kylian Mbappe are ahead of Salah.
“I see him as he was before,” Aboubakar told RFI. “He’s having a great season in the Premier League, helping his country to advance in this competition (AFCON). I wish him a lot of luck. May the best man win!
“I’m not very impressed with him. I say it clearly because I am an honest person and I have my own way of seeing things. If he impressed me, I would say so. But he doesn’t impress me much.
“He’s a good player, he scores a lot but he doesn’t produce a lot of stuff in the game. Of course he does good things in the Premier League because he’s been in a team for years.
“He is a good player but not at the level of someone like Mbappe.”
Salah is a key figure in Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side, helping the team win the UEFA Champions League and the Premier League since joining them from AS Roma in 2017. He already scored 16 goals in 20 premier league games this season before joining up with the Egyptian national team ahead of the Nations Cup.
In the only head to head between both players at international level, Vincent Aboubakar’s 89th minute goal helped Cameroon beat Egypt 2-1 in the AFCON 2017 final.