Salah spoke during his hosting of the “Her Excellency” program with Esaad Younes, saying: “If I die now, I will be happy because I achieved my goal by motivating everyone to believe in his ability to achieve his goals and dreams.”
He explained, “There are no words to describe my feeling of joy because there is hope for people, since I left the Arab Contractors and became a professional in Switzerland. I faced problems because I did not speak English, and I sat down with myself and said, Do I want to return to Egypt after two months, like any professional and did not achieve Something? Or should I continue and succeed? And I decided to continue to succeed.”
And Mohamed Salah added, “But to achieve this, I had to focus on several things, including human development, and I wondered whether talent only achieves goals, or does one have to develop oneself by working on the capabilities of the mind.”
He continued: “7 years ago, if you asked anyone, do you expect any Egyptian player to compete for the award for the best player in the world, he would say no, but today he will say yes.”
The golden ball
Regarding the results of the Ballon d’Or voting, Salah admitted that he was shocked, as he was in seventh place.
“I was shocked by the results, but nothing I can say,” he said. “No one in the world expected that I would be seventh, but that’s what happened.”
“I feel it is not 100 percent fair. There are many countries that have nothing to do with football and we do not know the basis for their voting, but I do not believe in conspiracy theories,” he added.
As for his exit from the formation of the best in the International Federation (FIFA) ceremony, Mohamed Salah said: “I do not know the criteria for the choices. I saw that I was not in it. I was not happy, but what should I do.”
“I feel that if people see that I should be present, and that the whole world is surprised by my absence, this is the most important,” he said. Sometimes I feel it’s not fair but there is nothing I can do.”
And about what makes him the most happy in his career, the Egyptian star said: “As long as my family is happy, I am happy.”
Awareness campaign against drug addiction
Regarding his participation in the awareness campaign against drug addiction, he said: “As long as you are able to challenge yourself, this is a big thing. I have followed the campaign with them since the beginning of its advertisements and every year I appear in a similar advertisement and I hope that we can benefit people and change their lives for the better.”
And about his adaptation to life in England, he said: “I try to adapt to whatever country I go to. I have to know what they like and what they hate, or I won’t be able to live. The British people are very polite, one of the most polite people I’ve seen.”
As for his relationship with Egyptian food, Salah said: “I do not eat fattah and do not bring sweets for the birthday every year. I eat salad, rice and broccoli. I feel guilty if I eat unleavened meshaltet. I ate koshary for dinner once and did not eat for the end of the month.”
Finally, about his plans after retiring, Mohamed Salah explained, “I will work in something related to football or business management. I do not know if I will buy a club.”