Former Chelsea player Ashley Cole has revealed that he didn’t expect Mohamed Salah to become the player he is today.

Cole and Salah played in the same Chelsea team in 2014 prior to the Egyptian’s departure for Roma in 2016.

And Cole didn’t suger-coat his response when asked if he thought Salah would become world-class one day.

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“To be honest, no,” Cole said.

“I saw in training the ability that he had but he seems to have become more ruthless.

“I don’t mean selfish in a bad way but he wants to score goals. That’s his job. He needs to score goals.

“Him, [Roberto] Firmino and [Sadio] Mane all play well together but I think he’s become a little bit more ‘it’s about me now, it’s my time’. He’s had enough of the other players being in the shadow and he wants to be the main man.”

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