Egypt's Salah is fast and poisonous in attack: Roma coach

Ahram Online , Tuesday 28 Feb 2017

Roma's midfielder from Egypt Mohamed Salah (R) fights for the ball with Inter Milan's midfielder from France Geoffrey Kondogbia during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan vs AS Roma at the San Siro stadium in Milan on February 26, 2017 AFP

AS Roma coach Luciano Spalletti described Egypt forward Mohamed Salah as "fast and poisonous in attack" as the team prepare for a two-legged Italian Cup Semi-final clash against Rome rivals Lazio.

Salah is enjoying a fine run in his second season with the Giallorossi, scoring nine goals and dishing out seven assists in 19 Serie A games so far this term.

He has formed a potent three-man frontline along with Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko and Norwegian versatile midfielder Radja Nainggolan.

"Because of the different qualities the three have, they can be a powerful force," Spalletti told a news conference ahead of Wednesday's first-leg clash against Lazio.

"One is physical, technical, the other is fast and lightweight but poisonous in attack and the third is a player who knows how to do everything you ask him to do."

Salah last scored when Roma crushed Torino 4-1 in the Serie A on 19 February.

The team are second in the table with 59 points, seven behind leaders and favourites Juventus.

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