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Benzema Deserves Ballon d’Or Award –Mane

Benzema Deserves Ballon d’Or Award –Mane

Bayern Munich forward, Sadio Mane, has predicted that Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema deserves to win the Ballon d’Or award.

Recall that the Senegalese star is also in the running for the prize, as he enjoyed an impressive season last term with Liverpool.


The Senegalese won two domestic cups with the Reds, while finishing second in the Premier League and receiving a runners-up medal in the Champions League.

However, in an interview with TribalFootball, Mane stated that the cap best fit the France international.

“Honestly, I think that Karim deserves it this year. He’s had a great, great season with Real Madrid. He’s won the Champions League… I think he easily deserves it, so I’m happy for him.

“I know I won the African Cup of Nations, it was a relief for me and for the whole country, and I’m really happy to have won my first AFCON with my country.

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“But I think it’s Karim who deserves it, and I honestly believe that,” Mane said.


Style of play


Mané was described as a complete player who plays with “high levels of intensity and concentration” by Liverpool teammate Fabinho. Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher called Mané a “world-class winger”, comparing him to the likes of former Liverpool player John Barnes. He was compared to Cristiano Ronaldo by former Ajax defender Danny Blind, who praised him for his ability to score with either foot and headers, along with making “astonishing” sprints.

A versatile forward, Mané is a prolific goalscorer, whose main traits are his finishing, speed, technique, and trickery in possession, as well as his decision-making, tactical awareness, creativity, agility, balance, control, touch on the ball, and dribbling skills. He has drawn praise in the media for his intelligent play, passing, and his ability to get into good positions, from which he can score goals or create chances for teammates.[

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