Mohamed Salah’s rise to the pinnacle of the footballing world has been nothing short of remarkable.
When he was signed by Liverpool from Roma in a £37m deal, he was viewed by many as a good player but not among the world elite.
Now, he’s up there with the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar after scoring 44 goals in his debut season with Liverpool.
He’s also found the net twice in the first three games of 2018/19 as well.
But it wasn’t all going to plan for Salah for a few months after he picked up a shoulder injury in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
It was feared he may not make the World Cup and even though he eventually did, there was a lot of controversy surrounding Salah and the Egyptian team as a whole.
Egypt’s base was in Chechnya, which sparked a lot of debate and it appeared Salah was almost being used as a political pawn due to his new-found fame with Liverpool.
On Saturday, Salah appeared to tweet a message to the Egyptian FA slamming them for ignoring demands from his lawyer, Ramy Abass.
الطبيعي أن أي اتحاد كرة يسعى لحل مشاكل لاعبيه حتى يوفروا له الراحة.. لكن في الحقيقة ما أراه عكس ذلك تمامًا.. ليس من الطبيعي أن يتم تجاهل رسائلي ورسائل المحامي الخاص بي … لا أدري لماذا كل هذا؟ أليس لديكم الوقت الكافي للرد علينا؟!
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) August 26, 2018
The tweet translated says: “Naturally any ball union seeks to solve the problems of its players until they provide comfort.. But really what I see is exactly the opposite. It is not natural that my letters and my lawyer’s letters are ignored… I don’t know why this is all. Don’t you have enough time to answer us?!”
And now, Salah has revealed details of what really happened in the Egyptian camp out in Russia.
“I asked for more security for all players, not only for me,” Salah said, per Guardian. “We had many disturbances at the team’s camp during our participation at the World Cup in Russia.
“I couldn’t go to the restaurant twice as they told me you won’t be able to go there for your own safety due to the crowd inside the hotel.”
Salah also added that he was frequently disturbed by guests coming to his room and wanting to talk.
Madness. An EFA official apparently told a local Egyptian television channel that he has not been in contact with Salah since the World Cup because his “WhatsApp number changes all the time”.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Salah declare his retirement from international duty sooner rather than later.