Egypt international Amr Warda has claimed that his national team teammate and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Since joining Liverpool in 2017, Salah has become a household name after taking the Premier League by storm and won the PFA Player of the Year in his first season with the Reds.
Salah has also won the Premier League Golden Boot on two consecutive occasions, before lifting his first major trophy with the club in last season’s UEFA Champions League.
These records put Salah among the best players on the planet, however Warda believes that he’s better than arguably the two best players Messi and Ronaldo.
“It’s impossible to say who is better between Messi and Ronaldo because Ronaldo is an example of a hard worker while Messi is more naturally talented,” Warda told Greek news outlet Forza.
“Salah for me is better than Messi or Ronaldo, not because he is the best, but because he is a really good friend of mine so I’ll always take his side when comparing him to other players,” he added.
After his 2019 AFCON sexual harassment scandal, Warda was sent on a one-year loan to Larissa by his parent club PAOK.
His time with his new side was quite successful on a personal level as he managed to make 13 direct goal contributions, including one goal against Ahmed Hassan Kouka’s Olympiacos.
“I deserve a new opportunity with PAOK. It was unacceptable for me to be named the best player in Greece and sit on the bench the next season, even though I performed well during the ‘big games’ against the likes of Benfica and Chelsea,” the 26-year-old continued.
“I can’t wait to return to PAOK and win the domestic double (league and cup) and qualify for the UEFA Champions League. I made the most out of my loan spell at Larissa this season, where I scored seven goals and gave six assists, as we now sit eighth on the league table.
“I therefore consider it a successful experience and I always try to improve my performances and I promise I will give it all I got if I return to PAOK,” he concluded.
As the Greek Super League continues to be suspended due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Warda is expected to return to PAOK in June.
He will hope to complete his first full season with the Double-Headed Eagle as he was sent on loan on every occasion since joining them from Panetolikos.
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