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Ex-Atletico Defender, Felipe Luis: Why Salah Failed To Perform At Chelsea 

Ex-Atletico Defender, Felipe Luis: Why Salah Failed To Perform At Chelsea 

Former Atletico Madrid left-back Felipe Luis has given the reason why Mohamed Salah failed to do well during his time at Chelsea.

Salah joined Chelsea in January 2014 after striking a reported £11million fee with Swiss side Basel. 

But it was an unhappy spell for the Egypt international under Mourinho, with Salah starting just 10 games, scoring twice with three assists before being shipped off on loan to Fiorentina a year later. 

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He left Fiorentina for a spell at Roma before eventually joining Liverpool and became the first Egyptian player to win both the Premier League and the Champions League.

And speaking on Salah’s struggle Luis, who also joined Chelsea but failed to cement a starting role, said:”I won the league with him [Mourinho]. But he didn’t get the best out of me, just as he didn’t with Salah,” the former Brazil international told The Guardian. 

“When he (Salah) went Fiorentina, I said: ‘Why are you going, Momo? This is Chelsea.’ And he said: ‘I need to play.’ I thought: ‘This kid’s good.’ He never went for money or to win more; he went to show he could play. In training he was like Messi. Really, like Messi. Ask anyone.”

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