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Mourinho: Why it didn't work for Salah at Chelsea

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has spoken of his time at Stamford Bridge with Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah.

The Egyptian, who was 21 at the time, only managed 19 appearances for the west London side before he was shipped out on loan to Fiorentina and then Roma - where he eventually moved to permanently.

Mourinho told beIN Sports: "He arrived at Chelsea, coming from Basel, as a lonely boy, a naive boy, completely out of context and physically fragile.

"Then he goes to Italy. He has the experience at Fiorentina, he has the experience at Roma and when he comes back to England he comes completely adapted to the high level of European football.

"He has a higher understanding of the game, he is physically much stronger you can see his body and his fitness is much stronger and much more confident."


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