Messi is the ‘Messiah’ of football – Ian Wright

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Ian Wright believes that Messi is in his own world and should not be compared to Salah (Credit: Goal)

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has quashed talks that highflying Liverpool attacker Mohammed Salah is on the same level with Lionel Messi.


Wright, who said that there were not so many football players that could be compared to Salah, submitted that Messi was in his own world, and should not be compared to anybody.


Salah’s four goals for the Reds in a 5-0 win over Watford has taken him to 28 goals in his first 30 Premier League games for the club, becoming the first player to score four goals for Liverpool since Suarez in the process.

His four goals against Watford moved him ahead of Lionel Messi and Harry Kane as Europe's highest scorer this season.


And on comparison between the two on Skysports debate, Ian Wright said, “I am not saying he (Salah) is good as Messi, because we still need to see Mo Salah to do it for a couple of years….. At least 10 years.


“… His (Salah) left foot style is diminutive, his low-centre gravity – those things they are not so many players you can compare him to.

“Now, Messi is the one, the Messiah of world football.”


Wright, who believes Messi is in his own world, said if Salah could maintain his incredible form, the comparison between the two (Messi and Salah), would continue.


“…If Mo Salah like I say, if he can continue scoring at this rate which I think will be difficult for him to continue doing that – it has been unbelievable! If he does that, then the comparison will continue,” Wright added.


Salah was signed from Roma in the summer for €42 million, and has immediately become a success at Anfield, setting the record for the most goals in a debut season - with two months of the campaign still left



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