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Salah won the Puskas award for his goal vs Everton.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives his opinion on Mohamed Salah winning the Puskas award

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It’s been a few days since Mohamed Salah was awarded the Puskas award for his goal in the Merseyside derby last season.

His strike against Everton last December was impressive but, remarkably, didn’t even win the Premier League’s Goal of the Month.

The Egyptian obviously benefited from his large following, who clearly voted in their thousands to help Salah land the accolade.

But there’s been an uproar in the football world.

To be fair, it’s pretty crazy to think that Salah’s strike was better than Cristiano Ronaldo’s overhead kick against Juventus in the semi-final of the Champions League.

Now, plenty of people have come out in protest from fans to pundits.

And some current players have also given their honest opinion - and that now includes former Puskas award winner Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The legendary striker, now at LA Galaxy, was asked about whether he thought Salah deserves the Puskas award and his reply is typical Zlatan.

“No,” Zlatan replied when asked if Salah should have won.

And when asked who should have won, the Swede said: “I think Cristiano made a nice goal but I didn’t see the candidates because if my goal is not there I’m interested.

“But my goal should have been there against LAFC or you have my 500 goals. Let’s see, maybe I’m there next year.”

Zlatan at his finest.

But Salah isn’t going to be too fussed about Zlatan’s comment.

That’s because even his current teammates have been mocking him about his goal against Everton winning the Puskas award.

Midfielder James Milner suggested that Salah scored a handful of better goals during his incredible 2017/18 campaign that were more worthy of the prize.

Milner tweeted: "Congrats Mohamed Salah on your seventh best goal from last season winning goal of the year #baller #topbin #oneofmanyworldies.”

Topics:
UEFA Champions League
Football
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Mohamed Salah
Juventus
James Milner
Cristiano Ronaldo
Liverpool
Everton

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