Mohamed Salah has received a lot of criticism in recent times, with people calling the Egyptian striker a ‘selfish’ player. However, one of his teammates has shown his support to Salah, claiming he doesn’t think Mo is doing anything wrong, even when he doesn’t pass the ball.
In an interview with BBC’s Match of the Day, Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain didn’t hesitate to defend his teammate Mohamed Salah and branded claims that the superstar is ‘selfish’ as ‘mad’.
It all started when Sadio Mane lost it after the Egyptian decided to shoot instead of passing the ball to him during Liverpool’s win against Burnley last month.
Now the former Arsenal player has stated those claims aren’t true, explaining that given the nature of Mo’s position, he doesn’t need to pass the ball every time.
Here’s why Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain doesn’t want Mo Salah to pass him the ball anyway. pic.twitter.com/u7IY6b9m7v
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) 20 de septiembre de 2019
“Mohamed Salah isn’t selfish because…,” he joked: “Isn’t selfish? Are you winding me up?
“The guy don’t pass to us. Are you mad? Ask Sadio.”
“No, Mo Salah isn’t selfish because he’s a goal scorer. He’s gotta do that.
“We can’t expect him to pass us the ball all the time and him to score loads of goals. The way he plays wins us games, so he’s got to do what he’s got to do.
“He scores, we win the game. I’m happy. Mo, do what you want!”
Oxlade-Chamberlain has just returned from an injury, hoping to force his way into Jurgen Klopp’s lineup. Before he went down, the 26-year-old was having a great moment, shutting down all the criticism he received at some point.