Sadio Mane and Kalidou Koulibaly have pointed to compatriot Edouard Mendy in the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or after leading Chelsea to the Champions League last season.
Come The list of 30 players contenders for the Ballon d’Or was announced last week. With four Chelsea players on the list, including Mason Mount and N’Golo Kante,
however, Mendy was not on the list despite becoming the African goalkeeper. Be the first to win the Champions League The list includes only one goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, who won the Euros with Italy
. Mendy’s absence has led to Senegal teammates Mane and Koulibaly. Both were unhappy with that
, Mane said shortly after Senegal’s win over Namibia at the weekend: “I can’t take it, I don’t understand.”
Koulibaly is also frustrated that players like him and Mendy need to work twice as hard to gain recognition.
He told local media that “It’s a pity that I did not shoot him a look as a goalkeeper was the first African to win the Champions League,” Report from ufabet
“We have to focus and move forward. We have to give twice as much as someone else to be considered.”
“Edu is a very positive person. We discuss this together. He will continue to fight to get on the darts. For me, he has to be on the 30 list.”