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Salah: Zidane was my childhood hero

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Mohamed Salah believes, that Liverpool can win tonights final against Real Madrid. He praises the opposition and admits, that Zinedine Zidane was his childhood hero

The Champions League final saturday evening will be one of the most exiting in newer time. Liverpool and Real Madrid both have amazing offense power, and the game will be attractive for sure.

The Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane was an icon himself. And the Liverpool star Mohamed Salah admits, that he was one of his idols growing up.

“My childhood heroes? [Francesco] Totti, Brazilian Ronaldo, [Zinedine] Zidane,” he admitted to UEFA’s website before the clash (via Marca).

Salah knows, that it will be a difficult game but has belief in his own team.

“They are the team that has won this trophy more than anyone else, they’ve won the Champions League three times in the past four years, so they have a lot of experience. They’ve won it before, but it’s one game, not two, so we just need to focus and not think about anything in the past. When you get to the game it’s just 11 against 11.”

“I don’t know what to say exactly, but to win the Champions League is something different. It’s something huge to win the Champions League, [playing in the final is] a dream come true. Everyone is excited in the city and at the club. I remember two years ago, I watched the final back in Egypt and I saw what the atmosphere was like,” Salah says.

Kick off will be at 19.45 CET.