Mo Salah calls Champions League final 'revenge mission' after FWA gong
Mohamed Salah labels Champions League final against Real Madrid a ‘revenge mission’ as he’s presented with FWA award for Footballer of the Year – as Liverpool star insists the quadruple IS possible for Jurgen Klopp’s men
- Mohamed Salah collected the FWA Footballer of the Year award on Thursday
- Liverpool’s Egyptian star received the gong from Reds striking legend Ian Rush
- Salah said the ‘quadruple’ of big trophies is still possible for Jurgen Klopp’s men
- He also called the Champions League final vs Real Madrid a ‘revenge mission’
Mohamed Salah spoke bullishly about Liverpool’s prospects of an unprecedented quadruple after picking up his FWA award in central London on Thursday night.
The Liverpool star was nominated as Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association, a group of around 400 journalists, for the second time after his win in 2017-18.
After collecting the trophy from Reds legend Ian Rush, Egyptian star Salah insisted the holy grail of English football – a Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup title in the same season- is still possible for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Mohamed Salah insisted the quadruple is still possible after winning the FWA award (above)
Salah’s Liverpool can win the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup
He said: ‘It feels great. First of all, I want to thank everyone who voted for me. Of course, journalists are a big part of the football family, and hopefully we can win some more this season.
‘(Is the quadruple realistic?) I think so. Not everything is in our hands – we have to win our games in the Premier League and see if City drop points or not. They have a great team, great manager, I’m sure they want to keep winning. But it’s possible.
‘First we have to finish our games in the Premier League and then we’ll see. We have four games left, City as well have four games left in which they can drop points. We just need to focus on the Spurs game and go from there.
‘We’ve been together for five years, we know what it takes to win. In the last game we were 2-0 down, away, and we managed to come back. That’s really important for our mindset, for the next games. We have the mindset we can win any trophy.’
Chelsea star Sam Kerr (left) picked up the Women’s Footballer of the Year award on Thursday
And Salah went on to say the Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 28 will be a ‘revenge mission’ for his side – after he was carried off injured after a bad tackle in the 2018 final against the same opponents, which the Spanish side won 3-1.
He added: ‘I’m so excited, I’m sure the team as well is so excited about it. I’m sure it’s going to be a tough game, they’ve beaten a lot of good teams. We just need to focus on the game.
‘(Is it a revenge mission?) Yeah. Yeah, we lost in the (2018) final, it was a sad day for all of us. It’s revenge time.’
Chelsea striker Sam Kerr took the Women’s Footballer of the Year award after scoring 18 goals for Emma Hayes’ side, leading the Women’s Super League table by one point from Arsenal with one game left this season.
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