Liverpool Mohamed Salah Compared With Mbappe By AFCON Rivals, Cameroon.
The Liverpool star is set to feature for Egypt in their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against host nation Cameroon on Thursday evening.
Salah helped his country reach the final four of the competition, scoring a goal and providing an assist in the 2-1 victory over Morocco in the quarter-final.
Aboubakar, who is the top scorer at AFCON with six goals, is set to go head-to-head with the Egyptian King when they face each other in tonight’s remaining last-four tie.
And speaking in an interview with Radio France Internationale before the game, Aboubakar was asked for his view on Salah as a player. However, despite initially praising the Anfield hero, the Al Nassr went on to argue why he is ‘not impressed’ by him.
Aboubakar also explained why he thinks Salah is ‘not at the level’ of Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, who has been tentatively linked with a move to Liverpool.
“I see it as before. He is having a great season in the Premier League, he is helping his country to advance in the competition,” Aboubakar said.
“I wish him a lot of luck. May the best win!
“He doesn’t impress me much. I say it clearly because I’m an honest person and I have my way of seeing things.
“If he impressed me, I would say so. But he doesn’t impress me much. He’s a good player, he scores a lot but he doesn’t produce a lot of stuff in the game.
“Of course, he’s doing good stuff in the Premier League because he’s been in a team that’s been there for years.
“He’s a good player but not at the level of some like Mbappé.”
If Egypt beat Cameroon, Salah will face Liverpool strike-partner Sadio Mane in the final.