Arsene Wenger thinks Mo Salah needs to do this to reach Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi's level

Former Arsenal manager says Egyptian needs to score more and give more assists

Sports Desk September 09, 2019

Mo Salah is already one of the greats at Liverpool after helping the Reds to the Champions League title, but former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the Egyptian still cannot be called better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Wenger, while talking to beIN Sports, said Salah needs to start scoring more and also provide more assists in order to be compared with Ronaldo and Messi.

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"Look, he's 20 goals away basically, if you want to be as concrete as possible," said Wenger.

Wenger then explained what he thinks is wrong with Salah in comparison to Messi.

"But he has similarities with Messi, [but] must find the consistency of Messi. I find him a bit as good a finisher, but Messi has the complete thing, he gives the final ball as well and Salah is a bit obsessed by finishing himself."

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However, Wenger believes Salah will eventually learn to be less selfish and also develop the understanding of when to score and when to push it to a partner.

"There's a dimension that he will get certainly when he grows a little bit older to find the moment when you have to give the ball and when you have to finish, but I like him very much and he has huge potential," said Wenger.


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