Guardiola on Salah winning Player of the Year: Liverpool have the best striker in the world
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola commented on the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool winger, who won the award for the best player in the English Premier League from the English Football Writers Association.
The Egyptian star, Mohamed Salah, striker for the English team, Liverpool, won the World Player Award presented by the English Writers Association, for the second time in his career, after he won it in 2018 in his legendary season with the Reds, surpassing Kevin De Bruyne, the City player, and Declan Rice, the West Ham midfielder.
Guardiola was asked during the press conference for his team’s match against Leeds United, about the award and said: “Congratulations Salah, I am certainly not disappointed that De Bruyne did not win, I was not in a dispute, I am playing well, but (smiling)”.
Congratulations, Liverpool have the best goalkeeper, the second best goalkeeper in the world, the best central defender, the best midfielder, the best striker – naturally they win all the individual trophies.”
Mohamed Salah received 48% of the votes, beating Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne, as well as West Ham United star Declan Rice, who ranked second and third in the poll, to win the award for the second time in his career.
Mohamed Salah is scheduled to receive his award at the Best Football Player Gala Dinner on May 5, according to what is decided by the English Writers Association.
Mohamed Salah is the top scorer in the English Premier League this season with 22 goalscorers, 5 goals behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Son Heung-min of Manchester United and Tottenham, respectively.