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Egypt's Salah shows promise quickly, says Fiorentina coach

Fiorentina head coach is Vincenzo Montella expresses confidence in Mohamed Salah ahead of Europa League tie with Tottenham

Mahmoud Elassal , Thursday 19 Feb 2015
Mohamed Salah
Fiorentina's Mohamed Salah, right, scores during the Serie A soccer match between Sassuolo and Fiorentina in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Feb. 14, 2015. (Photo: AP)
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Fiorentina head coach Vincenzo Montella has expressed confidence in his team's new signing, Egypt winger Mohamed Salah, saying the player has showed promise quickly with the Italy side.

22-year-old attacker Salah joined Serie A side Fiorentina on loan from English Premier League giants Chelsea during the winter transfer window until the end on the current season after failing to book a regular place in the Blues' squad under the helm of coach Jose Mourinho.

He scored his first goal with Fiorentina and helped create the second during the 3-1 win over Sassuolo in the 23rd matchday of the Italy Serie A last week.

Fiorentina are set to face Tottenham in the 32th round of the Europa League Thursday.

"Salah is a very good player, he is used to playing at this level and although he has only been with us a short while, he has already shown very quickly that he is certainly up to playing very well in Italy and playing well for us,'' Montella told a press conference ahead of the Europa League game.

"I think we pulled off a bit of coup in signing Salah," Montella said.

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