Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has given his reasoning for why he failed to impress in his first spell in the Premier League with Chelsea.
The player joined the club from Basel billed as the ‘Egyptian Messi’ and there was much expectation surrounding him.
Though, he didn’t exactly set the world alight and that raised some big questions about his Premier League future.
That lead to a move to Fiorentina on loan before joining Italian giants Roma on a permanent transfer from Chelsea.
Then came the summer of 2017, in which he left the club to come back to the Premier League with Liverpool.
He has certainly repaid the faith Jurgen Klopp has shown in him, scoring 21 goals in the English top flight alone.
Now, he’s been speaking about his time at Chelsea and why he failed.
“I didn’t do well because I didn’t play many games,” admitted the 25-year-old.
“I was there for one year, but I only played during the first six months. After that, I hardly participated.
“I went to Fiorentina, scored goals, then in Rome I played very well and returned to England. But it’s not a matter of succeeding or not…”
“Last year I had some good performances for Roma, but I arrived as a forward and started playing out wide.
“This year I’m scoring more goals. In any case, I want to help the team to win titles or be in a good position in the league.”
Mohamed Salah, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne have directly contributed to 61 goals in the Premier League this season.
Chelsea have only scored 45 Premier League goals this season.
Mourinho sold our future, and we’re suffering the consequences.
— Jamie Wilkinson (@parkedthebus) February 5, 2018