Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes that his former team-mate Mohamed Salah has proven himself to be a ‘superstar’ after his stint at Chelsea.
It is to note that the winger joined the Blues in 2013 but made just 19 appearances for the side before joining Roma permanently in 2016.
“It is hard because everyone has their own pathways,” the 41-year-old manager told reporters at Cobham Training Centre, adding, “Unfortunately for Mo (Mohamed Salah), it didn’t work out here but it is great credit to him. He went to Italy and then came back and now he is a superstar.
“As for his path, it is hard to compare to what may have been. I had an overlap with him. The talent was obviously there. At the time, I think we had a lot of options in attacking areas. Number 10s, wingers and he didn’t get as many opportunities for whatever reason but yes you could see the talent was there.
“But the player that he is now or that came back to Liverpool I think you have to say huge credit is due. You don’t have to search for anything more than look at Mo himself. You have to say what professionalism and work ethic to leave a club like Chelsea is not easy.
“People then cast you aside and say you won’t make it there. He went onto be the superstar he is now. It is completely credit to Mo himself.”