Sunday Oct 01, 2023. 11:07
Egypt captain Mohamed Salah should have been rated higher in the EA FC 24 video game according to French legend Thierry Henry.
The Liverpool FC winger is ranked 13th with an overall rating of 89 in the game, just one less than the previous year, and he has been given an 88 dribbling rating.
Henry, who achieved legendary status during his time with Arsenal FC, pointed out that he expected Salah’s dribbling rating to be higher.
“Only?” Henry reacted via Bleacher Report Football.
“I like people that go to the goal. I like players that dribble and pass someone, which is in the title, you’re dribbling someone, right?
“A lot of people do a lot of stuff that I call nonsense. Are you going to the goal or not? And Mo Salah, when he takes the ball, he goes,” the France under-21 head coach continued.
“I can always remember one guy that I used to love watching in the Premier League is Eden Hazard. That’s what I call dribbling. You go to goal. He didn’t showboat, he was going to goal.
“Eden, you could kick him, you could do whatever, he used to spin on people and go to goal. “That’s for me what a dribbler is. I think that’s a bit low for Mo Salah, but primetime, I would’ve been there too.”
Salah recently tied with Henry for having the most goals for an English club in a major UEFA competition with 42 goals when he scored against Austria’s LASK on September 21.