Mo Salah The Egyptian was thrown under the bus by critics for a solid but unspectacular start to the 2018/19 season.However, things have been looking up for him since the middle of October. The winger has scored eight goals and provided two assists for club and country and also managed to become the fastest player to ever reach the 50-goal mark for Liverpool.Additionally, Salah has been shortlisted for the prestigious BBC African Footballer of the Year award which he is widely expected to win for a second successive time.Salah’s combination of strong performances and his humble, down-to-earth demeanour have earned him praise from his fellow professionals. Brighton & Hove Albion’s Cameroonian defender Gaetan Bong believes even if Salah is not scoring, his attacking contribution is always a positive one.“He has everything, he’s top scorer,” Bong told BBC Sports. “He is a good player and good on the ball, strong and always working hard. You might not see it sometimes but when you are on the pitch, he is making a lot of runs, a lot of strong runs.”Veteran Ivorian attacker Gervinho (who was a candidate for this Player of the Month after becoming the top-scoring African in the Serie A this season) was a teammate of Salah’s at Italian giants Roma and believes the hard work the Egyptian puts in at the gym underscores his on-pitch brilliance.“Salah is a tough guy,” the Parma attacker told the Guardian. “Always calm and strong, with the mentality of a hard worker.“I’ll never forget his training sessions: very high rhythm, pushed like a madman, you watched him in amazement. He had a sort of positive effect – you saw Salah and wanted to work harder. Talent and sacrifice.”As does October’s Player of the Month, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose goal helped Arsenal beat Bournemouth this past weekend brought him level with Man City’s Sergio Aguero at the top of the Premier League scoring chart, while Riyad Mahrez (Man City), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) and Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid) have also impressed.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Leading sports TV network, SuperSport’s pick for the November 2018 Player of the Month is Liverpool and Egyptian star, Mohamed Salah.Salah who has shrugged off his sluggish start this season is back to his signature show-stopping play manship.Salah helped Liverpool secure a 3-0 away win over Watford, which kept them in touch with Premier League pacesetters Manchester City. The 26-year-old opened the scoring at Vicarage Road to pave the way for an emphatic Reds victory, which also featured goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino.
The current coach of Inter Milan, Roberto Mancini, praised the B&H representative and member of Rome Miralem Pjanic, and inscribed him in the best players in the Italian Serie A. Mancini defended this great midfielder, as well as some other players from Italy.“Pjanic, Pogba, Higuain, Callejon and Florenz are versatile players, just like Tevez. It’s amazing that they are being offended the fans, as well as a scene in which one of the fans of Juventus in the company of his son threatens the coach with his fists.They may be angry because of the defeat and they might whistle, but why to insult other people? Sunday is the day when some people use football to express displeasure over their life problems. This is not good and should be punished, “said Mancini.Juventus had two defeats in the last five rounds, and although it is the first on the board, some of the fans were not friendly at all towards their favorite players.Fans of Roma are still dissatisfied, because of two draws, two wins and a defeat recorded in the last five rounds. Roma’s bad scores last for a long time.(Source: klix.ba)
West Ham must forget about the Europa League and focus on ensuring they deliver Premier League football in their new Olympic Stadium next season, according to celebrity fan James Corden.The British comedian and American talk show host joined talkSPORT to talk everything about his beloved Hammers.While their top flight rivals continue their pre-season preparation, West Ham’s campaign began weeks ago, having already stumbled through the first two rounds of Europa League qualification on penalties in Malta.In their first leg of their third round clash, Slaven Bilic’s side squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Romanian minnows Astra Giurgiu, and they suffered a further blow with striker Enner Valencia ruled out for 12 weeks after being stretchered out of the game.Teams’ domestic form has often suffered from participating in Europe’s second tier tournament, and Corden believes the sooner West Ham are knocked out, the better.“I would be over the moon if he got knocked out,” the Late Late Show host said in an exclusive interview with the Sports Bar.“I just don’t know what we gain from it, apart from the stress in puts on the squad and on the team.“I read an interview with Mark Noble, who said when they got back from Malta they arrived back at 5am and then had warm-down training three hours later – it can’t be great for the team.“Look at Everton, they have a strong squad of players but it was only once they were knocked out of the Europa League that they started to climb out of trouble [domestically] last year.“All that matters for West Ham is that when it comes to our first game in the Olympic Stadium, we’re playing in the Premier League, because it will be a catastrophe if we’re not.”Listen to the full interview with Late Late Show host James Corden above!