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Mo Salah says Champions League final goal celebration was inspired by his daughter

On June 1, 2019, the Egyptian international scored for the Merseyside club from the penalty spot in the second minute, Divock Origi doubling the lead to conclude the club’s sixth European Cup success with a 2-0 victory .

After being besieged by the rest of his teammates to celebrate, Salah looked at the cannon of one of the many cameras at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium for his own special celebration.

He twisted his fingers in front of his face before placing one on each side of his nose while sticking out his tongue.

And as we approach the first anniversary of this special evening in Madrid, Salah sat down with her eldest daughter, Makka, for an online interview with a group of children and revealed that the unique celebration was her idea. .

When one of the girls asked her what her favorite celebration was, Salah turned to Makka and asked, “Do you know how we celebrated the final? When I scored the goal?” In response, the five-year-old child perfectly reproduced the celebration of Salah.

“You will find this in the Champions League final where Makka told me before the match to make that gesture / sign if I scored, which is why I did it,” said the 27-year-old.

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Salah celebrates with her daughter Makka after her team's victory in the UEFA Champions League final.

“ I am happy that girls in Egypt have started to take their right to play football ”

Salah says her daughter “likes to play football”.

He added that Makka “had not visited any club yet”, but as a longtime defender of women’s rights in the Middle East, this is something he would accept.

In 2019, speaking to CNN’s Becky Anderson, Salah said, “Women must succeed in the Middle East.

“First of all, we have to accept that there is a problem. I know it is very difficult to accept it. But 100%, the problem is deep and deep and deep.

“And the second thing, my opinion is that a woman has the right to speak about anything she does not like. I speak about myself; I want when my daughter has a problem, she must feel like a support from me to come and tell me about the problem. The most important thing is fear.

“The woman, the woman, the fear of her husband, of her father, which is the main point, I think. Fear is not healthy for anyone … We must remedy it.”

Salah raises the Champions League trophy.

Stay confident

And after being interviewed by a girl in the online interview to find out how to become a good player, the Liverpool striker cheered on girls around the world.

“There is nothing specific I could tell you that will make you a good player, but if you have a dream that you want to achieve, stay confident that you will achieve it – that is the thing that will move you forward .

“So if you want to grow up and become a footballer, it’s going to be difficult and in some communities it can be a little bit complicated for people to accept a girl to play football, but as long as you dream, you want to make it real, just hang in there and work on it and I’m sure you will get there.

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“I am just happy that the girls in Egypt have started to take their right to play football. Each of you has a dream; keep it and be confident that you will realize it.”

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