AS Roma forward Edin Dzeko has revealed that his side are missing Mohamed Salah following the Egyptian’s move to the Premier League this summer.
Mo Salah joined Liverpool from AS Roma earlier this summer and has proved to be an instant hit at Anfield. The speedy winger has had the best possible start for the Merseyside club, scoring two goals and setting up two more in his first four Premier League games.
Prior to his move to Liverpool, Salah was an integral part for Roma as the Giallorossi finished runners-up in Serie A last season, forming an impressive partnership with the Bosnian forward, Edin Dzeko, who profited the most from the 25-year-old’s brilliance.
Following the departure of Salah though, Roma have struggled in front of goal as they have scored only 2 goals in their first three matches of the season and the Italian giants failed to find the net once again during the midweek Champions League draw against Atletico Madrid.
Dzeko spoke his frustration after the 0-0 stalemate against Atletico by stating his belief that the sale of Salah was unfortunate for the Italian outfit, before also admitting that it will be very difficult for his side to compete in the League without the pacey Egyptian.
Speaking to Calciomercato, Dzeko said, “I scored many goals last season but it will be a lot tougher this season. I think we miss (Francesco) Totti but we need Salah as well. He used to play close to me and it’s all different now.”
The Serie A is arguably more competitive this season than it has ever been in recent times, as many clubs have made strong recruitments during the off-season – both in acquiring quality players and talented managers.
While Roma have strengthened in various positions themselves, it will definitely be difficult for the capital based outfit to challenge for the Serie A title without the talented Salah at their disposal.