Diego Maradona backs Salah to rival Messi & Ronaldo for 2018 Ballon d’Or


Diego Maradona revealed his admiration towards Mohamed Salah speaking to Abu Dhabi Sports satellite channel: “Mohamed Salah is a fantastic player. He’s fast and his reactions and thinking are very quick as well. He is very good in his attacking role and provides perfect assists for his teammate Roberto Firmino, and I think he will be one of the stars in Russia for the World Cup 2018″(image Mo Salah).

Asked whether the Egyptian could really rival Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo for the 2018 Ballon d’Or and be something more than your usual third-placed contender, Maradona answered briefly: “Yes.”

The Argentinian went on to stress the unfairness of the tendency in the modern football to hail the star duo and forget about other truly incredible players: “People only expect Messi and Ronaldo collecting the award, but they don’t see Neymar, Salah and [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic but it should be more diverse,” Maradona said.

Do you believe Salah can beat Messi and Ronaldo in a Ballon d’Or race?


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