- Author, Ciaran Farley
- Role, BBC Sport
Former Spanish football star Cesc Fabregas commented on the results achieved by the Egyptian Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.
Fabregas, who previously teamed up with Mo Salah at Chelsea, said: “If someone had told me what Mo Salah would achieve after our time together at Chelsea, I would have described it as impossible.” He added, “Salah has made us accustomed, these days, to seeing him terrify.” Defenders, winning titles and competing for the Golden Boot every year.”
But former Spanish midfielder Fabregas remembers something very different about this character during his time at the Blues – the nickname given to Chelsea – and he tells the BBC Sounds program that Salah “did not achieve great results at that time.”
He justifies, “Maybe he did not have many opportunities,” and points to an important aspect and says, “You can then see how he plays and where he is going. You can see how fast he was, and how he attacks spaces. He may not be as strong as he is now.”
Salah joined Chelsea under Jose Mourinho in 2014, but failed to leave his mark in the first team, as he spent periods on loan at Fiorentina and then Roma, with whom he eventually signed in 2016.
Since joining Liverpool in 2017, the Egyptian winger has scored 153 goals and provided 67 assists in 251 Premier League matches, winning the Golden Boot three times and is now among the most prominent players in the world.
“Sometimes, we have to be a little patient” – Fabregas on Darwin Nunez
Fabregas shared his opinion about Salah’s teammate Darwin Nunez (24 years old), as the latter, a Uruguayan player, joined Liverpool in 2022 for 85 million pounds sterling. Nunez scored 14 goals in 48 matches in the English Premier League, and sparked a lot of discussion about his great talent. In front of the goal.
But Fabregas, the World Cup winner, called for patience, and said: “You have to understand that people go through some difficult moments. I can tell you about ten thousand players who sometimes felt that they did not belong on the field.”
He added, “You need your coach and your teammates to support you, and that’s why I’ve always admired Arsene Wenger. Sometimes we need to be more patient than others.”
“De Bruyne returns with enthusiasm to ignite Manchester City’s hopes”
Kevin De Bruyne returned to action for Manchester City on Saturday and made a quick impact – with a goal and an assist helping his side beat Newcastle.
The 32-year-old player’s last appearance in the league was last August, against Burnley, after being sidelined due to a hamstring injury. His return may tip the balance in City’s favor in the championship race, but Fabregas believes that the Belgian player should be in a position to… good.
Fabregas likened De Bruyne to “like a young child wearing new shoes,” describing him as “enthusiastic, full of life and thirsty for the field.” Despite the challenge, Fabregas believes that City is “lucky” to have a team capable of managing De Bruyne’s playing minutes. He also believes his fellow playmaker can adapt to a deeper role – as he himself has been at times – as he gets older.
Fabregas adds, “When he starts to lose his physical fitness, he will be able to play in midfield. I have no doubt about that. For example, he can play next to Rodri, and lead the play from there.” He adds, “This is what distinguished and smart players do when they grow up in the world.” Age”.