Elmohamady hails Salah.

Updated: Jun 25, 2019

Salah will try to lead Egypt to an eighth Africa Cup of Nations glory.


Mohamed Salah is one of the best three players in the world, according to Egypt captain Ahmed Elmohamady.


Salah, who moved from Roma to Liverpool in the summer of 2017, had another good season with the Reds as he scored 27 goals in all competitions and also won the Champions League.


Speaking ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations competition that starts on Friday, Elmohamady said Salah has a standing alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.


"Salah is now one of the best three players in the world. This is a huge deal for the country and the Egyptian team," he told a news conference.


"Salah being on any team will help it and be a great addition. Everybody anticipates his performance, so this is a positive thing and a good addition for the Egyptian team.


"As has been said, Salah is one of the 23 players on the list. Each player will help the others.


"We play as one team, but having Salah with us is a positive thing and an important thing for us as a team and as players."


Hosts Egypt begin the Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Zimbabwe on Friday.


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