FC Porto Nigerian defender Zaidu Sanusi says he is not in anyway losing sleep over the threat of Liverpool star forward Mohammed Salah ahead of today’s game between Nigeria and Egypt at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Zaidu will be up against the tricky winger who operates from the right where he has been almost unstoppable for Liverpool this season with 23 goals this season from 26 games in all competitions.
Reacting to the threat of the 29 year old, Zaidu said he has respect and not fear for Salah citing that he has faced his twice this year when both teams clashed in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.
” I have respect for him but I am not scared of him. In the UEFA Champions League I played against him twice hence I know a thing or two on how to approach the game. He is deadly but can be caged”, he told OwnGoalNigeria.com.
Despite his statement, Nigeria will be wary of a better result than when Zaidu went up against Salah twice as he scored three goals with a brace in the reverse played in Portugal. A game which the Nigerian was substituted in the second half.