Written by Geofspurs
As an ex-striker who liked to play silly-buggers with the ball in the box I do admire the way Salah plays ….. just as I admire the way Messi plays, and Greaves and Law used to play. With the recent goal-scoring exploits of Salah you’d have to think it will take much of the attention and, subsequently, the pressure, off of Kane.
Kane and Salah have very different games. Salah is an out-and-out striker whereas Kane, on the other hand, has so much more to his game than scoring goals. They cannot realistically be compared but, of course, they will be. The race for this season’s Golden Boot will be a major topic of discussion for pundits and supporters alike until the winner is decided; and Kane and Salah will be at the front of the discussion.
The benefit now is that the media have someone else to drool over and Harry won’t be viewed as the only PL player capable of scoring goals. I doubt that he thinks this but, with all the media hype over the last two years, Harry could be forgiven for thinking that he is odds on to win the Golden Boot every season. That kind of thought can mess with your head and change your game.
With the emergence of another top striker to keep the media occupied, Harry, who lacks nothing in terms of maturity and common sense, could actually find this a helpful thing by maintaining his focus on the team goal rather than individual goals.
So, do you think Salah is taking the pressure off of Kane, or adding to it?