Saturday Nov 02, 2019. 09:00
Aston Villa’s Egyptian winger Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan is wary of his Pharaohs teammate Mohamed Salah.
Villa will host Salah’s Liverpool FC in an English Premier League clash at the Villa Park on Saturday.
Hassan, who is commonly known as Trézéguet, lauded Salah as a good finisher ahead of the encounter.
“You must always be on your guard with him, because he is a good finisher in games.
“There are players like this, and during the game, we must pay close attention to them, and make sure they are tightly marked throughout the game.
Trézéguet went on to discuss his relationship with Salah, who is widely regarded as one of the best footballers in the world.
“During the game you hardly notice they are there, but just when you feel that you have them under control, this is the time when you realise how great they are as players,” he added.
“Mo Salah is a great player and when his team or country really need him in games, this is where he repays the trust they place in him.
“He is a respected person, he is excellent with his friends, he is just like any other squad member of the National Team. He does not make us feel that he is the second or third best player in the world,” he said.
“His personality is great, and we are proud of him in Egypt.”