Mo Salah on Ballon d’Or results: “The results of the Ballon d’Or were shocking to me. I don’t have much to say about it, but there was nobody who expected me to finish seventh last year, but that is what happened.
“I don’t think there’s a conspiracy theory or anything, but there may be inaccurate choices and there are many countries who don’t know how to vote. I don’t know what they base their choices on, but I’m not saying there’s a conspiracy or anything.
“I’m not happy that I was left out of the World XI, but there’s nothing I can do. What satisfies me is that everyone shares my feelings, that I should be in the team.
“I have nothing to prove that there is something wrong. I really don’t know, but I was shocked at the result. I don’t think there’s anything personal against me specifically, but that’s the reality that I’m dealing with.”