Thursday 19 September 2019

Salah has some way to go

ORBIT: Mohamed Salah. Pic: PA
ORBIT: Mohamed Salah. Pic: PA

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos believes Liverpool's Mohamed Salah still has some way to go to match team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi as they are "in another orbit".

Salah has enjoyed an incredible debut season, scoring 44 goals in all competitions, the same number as Ronaldo. The pair will come face to face in Kiev's NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on Saturday for the Champions League final, but Ramos had a word of advice for Liverpool's Egypt international.

"Comparing players with Ronaldo and Messi is something you can't do," said Ramos. "They're in another orbit. There are players who are in fashion, those who come and go and others who stay around.

"Salah is a top player, that's clear. He's shown that this year and he's got a great chance to show that over the next few years as Ronaldo and Messi have done."

With a fourth final appearance in five years and three victories over that time, there has been some suggestion Real will be complacent against Liverpool. Ramos said nothing was further from the truth. "(There is) great spirit and pride in our team," he said.

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