Egyptian Striker Mohamed Salah left Tottenham defenders trailing in his wake and helped Basel secure a surprising 2-2 draw in London in the first leg of the Europa League quarter final on Thursday.
Basel were also close to pulling off a remarkable win, having led 2-0 in the first half, but Tottenham rallied back to keep alive their hopes of reaching the semi-final.
“Basel set up to hit us on the counter attack and they did that really effective, I thought their right-winger [Salah] posed us a lot of problems,” Tottenham’s veteran keeper Brad Friedel, 41, was quoted as saying by UEFA.com.
“In the second half he did a great job of keeping possession for the team.”
Salah has been a revelation for Basel since joining from Egyptian outfit Arab Contractors last summer. His form earned him the best African Young Player of the Year award.