Mohamed Salah wants his feats in the Premier League to serve as inspiration for his fellow countrymen.
Salah, who had stints at Fiorentina, Chelsea and FC Basel before his time with the Giallorossi, says that it has been a hard road to get to the upper echelon of world football — and hopes he can be the first of many Egyptians to make the journey.
“It was difficult for us — for any Egyptian player — to be at that level and continue playing that level for many years,” Salah said.
“I knew from the first day I went to Basel [it would be] difficult.
“But I want to change that — I don’t want that anymore. So I’m trying to work hard to see my weaknesses, to work hard on my weaknesses, to change that.
“It was a little bit tough because I used to go four and a half hours from my village to play in Cairo and come back.
“It was not easy but you know I suffered a lot for that and I think now I’ve got that result and now I’m trying to improve because I want all Egyptian people to follow my way.”
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