'Sometimes I act selfishly' - Salah on Mane relationship

'Sometimes I act selfishly' - Salah on Mane relationship
Liverpool's Sadio Mane (R) celebrates with teammate Mohamed Salah (C) after scoring the 2-0 lead during the UEFA Champions League group B soccer match between Liverpool FC and Atletico Madrid

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Dec 07, 2021. 16:00

Egypt captain Mohamed Salah has opened up his relationship with his Liverpool FC teammate Sadio Mane.

Salah and Mane are arguably the most feared attacking duo in the English Premier League and they have combined to score a combined 28 goals across all competitions so far in this season.

However, there have been questions about their relationship as some felt that they sometimes don’t pass the ball to each other and Salah has now discussed how he feels regarding playing the Senegalese star.

“My relationship with Sadio [Mane]? We are teammates on the pitch and in the locker room, and it’s a professional relationship,” Salah told Egyptian broadcaster MBC according to King Fut.

“He and I give everything we have for the team to win. We may have a competition for who is better, but this is normal in any team and a legitimate right for any player, but in the end we serve the team.”

In 2019, Mane cut a frustrated figure during a Premier League game against Burnley at Turf Moor when Salah opted to shoot rather than pass to him.

“Sometimes I act selfishly on the field, but no one puts his interest above the interest of the team, and it is not intentional,” he continued.

“In a match, Sadio left the field angry, this was the first time people talked about the bad relationship between us, and they associated every time I did not pass to him or he did not pass to me with this situation.

“But Sadio give me many assists and so do I. I am not jealous if someone else scored goals.”

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