Pradè: "Credit to the team. Salah scored a ridiculous goal"

Sporting director Daniele Pradè had his say after the Viola’s Coppa Italia semi-final first-leg triumph at Juventus Stadium. “Salah brings a lot of quality to our attacking play. He scored a ridiculous goal knocking the ball past his man and basically running onto his own pass in space as kids do on the playground. It wouldn’t be fair to only talk about him though when the rest of the team have played so well. “We didn’t even talk about Salah until 27 January. Then, when we found out that Chelsea were going to pay Cuadrado’s release clause, we started looking at what our best option was. Credit to the lad too for being up for it. “Salah had some impressive seasons in the Champions League and Europa League with Basel. It’s easier for a forward to settle into an attacking team like Montella’s. “Neto deserves plaudits for his professionalism.”