Ivory Coast winger Gervinho, who played with Mo Salah at Roma, has revealed that the Egyptian is relentless in training as he attempts to improve his game even further.
Now at Parma, the former Arsenal man was full of praise for Salah’s combination of talent and hard work.
He told The Guardian: “Salah is a tough guy. Always calm and strong, with the mentality of a hard worker.
“I’ll never forget his training sessions: very high rhythm, pushed like a madman, you watched him in amazement.
“He had a sort of positive effect – you saw Salah and wanted to work harder. Talent and sacrifice.”
It should be a given that all professional footballers work as hard as they can but it says a lot about Salah that Gervinho picked him out as being above all the rest.
The hard work has certainly paid off so far – a world-class mentality from a world-class player.