Mohamed Salah, who is the current African best footballer is the latest star to land on the cover of GQ Middle East.
Speaking with the magazine in an interview, the 26-year-old Egyptian footballer and Liverpool forward, spoke about the role his father played in making him a better footballer.
Salah played at El Mokawloon, Basel, Chelsea, Fiorentina, and Roma, but his career took off after signing for Liverpool.
‘I would complain that I didn’t want to travel [the four hours] to training,’ said Salah, remembering the role his father played.
‘But he stood by me and told me that all great players go through this. The price for him was very high, and I’ll never forget the role he played in my career.’
The attacker has already scored 42 goals in 53 appearances for Liverpool, and speaking about his performance sofar, he said:
‘It makes me feel great, and makes me want to work harder and to continue performing,’ he says. ‘Because after that if your standards drop, people will not accept it. It’s a great feeling, but I don’t see it as more pressure.’