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Egypt's Salah is a 'destroyer' says Fiorentina coach

Fiorentina coach praises his new signing Mohamed Salah who has scored three goals in five appearances

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 27 Feb 2015
Mohamed Salah
Fiorentina's Mohamed Salah (front) is challenged by Tottenham Hotspur's Ben Davies during their Europa League round of 32 second leg soccer match at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence February 26, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
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After scoring his third goal with Fiorentina and taking the Italian side to the 16th round of the Europa League, Egypt winger Mohamed Salah was hailed by the Viola coach as a “destroyer”.

The 22-year-old attacker maintained his flying start with Fiorentina, scoring in his team's 2-0 victory against Tottenham on Thursday in the Europe League.

Salah booked a place for Fiorentina in the round of 16 of Europe's second most important club competition.

It is Salah's third goal in five games in all competitions, as he has scored twice in the Serie A games since he joined Fiorentina in late January, coming from Chelsea on loan.

"Salah is a destroyer," Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella told the post-game press conference.

Pharaohs star Salah produced a masterclass, showing of all his dribbling skills during the game.

"He can run 40 or 50 metres without fatigue and continue the foes destroyer," Montella added.

Salah himself has expressed pleasure with his performance during the game, asking his teammates to concentrate on the coming game in the Italy Serie A against Inter Milan.

"What a fantastic game, let's think about Inter thanks God." The Egyptian star wrote on his Twitter account after the Tottenham game.

Fiorentina are scheduled to face Inter Milan in the 25th matchday of the Italy Serie A on Sunday. They are 5th in the Italy Serie A teams table with 39 points, 18 points behind leaders Juventus.

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