Off the back of his scintillating season for us last year, there’s no denying that Mohamed Salah is a popular figure around the world.
It seems as though his impact is also felt by his colleagues and their families too, as Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has revealed why he made a point of getting our wing wizard’s shirt after the 1-0 win over Egypt on Friday.
Salah was an unused substitute in the game, as evidently Egypt coach Hector Cuper opted against risking him as he continues to recover from his shoulder injury that he sustained in the Champions League final last month.
However, as seen in the image below, Cavani was seen swapping shirts with the Liverpool man after the game, and he has now revealed the real reason behind why he did so.
“I took Salah’s shirt as a gift for my children, who also see him as a star,” he is quoted as saying by Egyptian site King Fut.
It’s hoped that we’ll get to see Salah in the remaining two group games to help Egypt advance and see him flourish on the world stage.
However, with a selfish hat on too, the last thing he needs is to aggravate the shoulder injury, and so we certainly don’t want to see him carry that through the summer and return for pre-season training still needing rehabilitation.
That aside though, it’s a nice touch from Cavani, and his kids certainly know a world-class star when they see one!
— mohsen hegazy (@hejjazy) June 16, 2018