Andy Murray on his big regret over not picking Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah
Andy Murray has long been a passionate fantasy football player and he admits he made a big mistake when he picked his team at the start of this season.
The two-time Wimbledon champion spoke to Eurosport about a variety of topics, including his concerns for the future of the Davis Cup, while he also admitted he had a tough choice to make in his pre-season Premier League fantasy football picks.
Murray had the second selection in the draft he had with his friends and with Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes taken, Murray was left to decide whether to select Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah or Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
He opted for the latter and it has proved to be a poor pick, with the Spurs striker 13 goals behind Premier League top scorer Salah so far this season.
Murray suspected Kane would be moving Manchester City amid a summer of transfer speculation, but his approach has backfired badly.
“I was thinking, okay, he’s scoring 25, 30 goals a season for Tottenham, but he’s going to be scoring 35, 40 goals for Man City,” said Murray. “I left it until the last second and I took Kane and am obviously regretting it,” revealed Murray, who confirmed Salah is his favourite player to watch at the moment.
“I love watching him (Salah) play because he’s so exciting. I love his personality; he always has, not always, but a lot of the time he’s smiling and he seems like he’s enjoying himself. yes, it’s tough not to love him for that. and he scores amazing goals and it’s just fun to watch.
“I’m not saying he’s the same as Lionel Messi but obviously they’re both left-footed, both great dribblers and stuff. I find his personality like kind of similar to Ronaldinho.
“When I was in Barcelona (training), when I was 15, I used to go along and watch the matches there a lot and I just always loved him because I watched him. He just looked like he was having the time of his life and just partying.
“I watched them warming up before a match once and the whole team were doing sprints and everything and he was just on his own, just playing with the ball, keepy-ups, dribbling, kicking the ball like way up in the air and then trapping it and stuff.
“Salah reminds me a bit about that, the way he goes about the game and stuff, so I love watching him. But I made a bad decision this year.”
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