16 Apr, 08:35
Mohamed Salah has said that winning the Champions League title is more important to him than bagging personal accolades.
Speaking at a recent interview, the Liverpool star said, "It is a great feeling, of course it is a great feeling, but in the end I am just happy to score and help the team. If I had a choice between the Champions League and the Golden Boot, then of course it would be the Champions League, no doubt the Champions League."
The Egyptian continued, "To win the Champions League is huge for everyone. I don't care about the rest."
Salah's dream maiden season with the Reds has seen the marksman score an impressive 40 goals in 45 games in all competitions for the English side making the former Roma ace arguably one of the best finishers in football today.
Team over self
The 25-year-old also went on record to affirm the importance of snapping up the prestigious Golden Boot award by adding, "I cannot lie – it is in my mind. But you can see with the team, everyone tries to pass the ball to me to help me. I am also sure that Tottenham's players try to help Harry Kane and also Manchester City's try to help Sergio Aguero."
Salah, however, reiterated that the team always comes first before his personal ambitions by concluding, "It's like that but, in the end, we play as a team."
The goalgetter remains the frontrunner in the race for this season's Golden Boot award having scored 30 Premier League goals in 30 starts. The talisman's closest competitiors are Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero, who have netted 25 and 21 goals respectively.