Pundit claims former Spurs man was more gifted than Mo Salah 

Ex-Zamalek coach Helmy Toulan has said that former Tottenham Hotspur striker Mido was more technically gifted than Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah.

Mido arrived at Spurs from Roma in the January of 2004 with a big reputation and made a decent impact in North London.

While the striker’s goal tally during his two-and-a-half years at White Hart Lane is not particularly impressive, he was unplayable on occasions, with his physicality often making him a nightmare for defenders to play against.

The ex-Egyptian international eventually fell down the pecking order and left to join Middlesbrough in the summer of 2007 after the arrival of Darren Bent, with Spurs already boasting the likes of Dimitar Berbatov, Robbie Keane and Jermaine Defoe in their ranks.

Mido’s career flattered to deceive after he left Tottenham, with the striker having short and unsuccessful spells with the likes of Wigan, West Ham and Ajax.

However, according to Toulan, the former Tottenham man was more gifted than his compatriot Salah and it was his ‘habits’ that prevented him from fulfilling his potential.

He told ON Time Sports: “In terms of ability, Mido is more technically gifted. But his habits never allowed him to fulfil his potential. I coached him when he was 16 and I know what he can do. 

“What Mohamed Salah achieved hasn’t been done by any Egyptian player before. His incredible mentality and his smart agent (Ramy Abbas) helped him get to where he is now.”

Spurs Web Opinion

There is no doubt that Mido failed to fulfil his potential as he was unplayable at times, and Toulan is right in suggesting that the striker’s attitude was to blame. However, I believe it is ridiculous to suggest that he was anywhere near Mohamed Salah, who will go down as a Premier League legend.

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