Senegal defender, Kalidou Koulibaly has revealed that Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy should have been recognised on the Ballon d’Or shortlist, which was released last week.
Mendy enjoyed a stunning debut season in the Premier League and capped it off by winning the Champions League, as the Blues defeated Manchester City 1-0.
The £22m signing from Rennes has enjoyed a remarkable rise, having made his senior debut with lower league Cherbourg 10 years ago.
Reacting to Mendy’s exclusion from the list after Senegal’s 4-1 win over Namibia in a World Cup qualifier, Koulibally said, “It’s a real shame that Edou isn’t one of them [on the list].
“He is the first African goalkeeper to win the Champions League.
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“We must continue to work and move forward. We have to do the double [the work] of some people to be well judged.
“Edou is a very positive person. We talked about it together. He will continue to fight to be part of it. For me, he has a place among these 30 players.”
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Senegal becomes the first country to qualify for the next round with 2 games to spare. They can use the 2 games to try out new players and also have time to scout potential opponents. Senegal is stacked from goalkeeping to the forwards but this beautiful game is always about 11 men against 11 men. Yes Senegal is beatable but that team that will beat them will work hard.