Jose Mourinho gives only condition for Salah Ballon d’Or chances
Jose Mourinho has revealed what Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah, should do if he must win the Ballon d’Or prize this year.
According to the Portuguese, Salah will have to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations if will land the prestigious awards this year
Salah has been a crucial part of Jurgen Klopp’s solid team over the last 2 seasons, wining the Premier League Golden Boot twice. He also won the EPL Player of the Year award in 2017-18.
However, he hasn’t broke the barrier for the Ballon d’Or. An award last won by Croatia’s Lukas Modric but was always shared between C. Ronaldo or L. Messi since 2008.
Mourinho believes the two-time African Player of the Year has the talent of those two giants of the game.
“Salah has to win the African Cup of Nations if he wants to compete for the Ballon d’Or.
“The tournament is taking place in Egypt, which makes it a demand that has to be achieved,” Mourinho told beIN Sports