Ballon d’Or: Unacceptable – Sadio Mane blasts organizers for snubbing Chelsea player

4 days ago

Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane, has slammed Ballon d’Or organizers for not including his compatriot, Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy, in their 30-man shortlist released last week.

https://i0.wp.com/storage.waploaded.com/images/7a3c11124bdbbb6b15c42221023f58a8.jpg

Recall that the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or was announced last Friday, with five Chelsea players included.

N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta, Mason Mount, Jorginho and Romelu Lukaku all made the cut.

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 in the final.

The goalkeeper also won the UEFA Super Cup with Thomas Tuchel’s side.

However, Mane believes his Mendy deserved to be recognized for his impressive displays for Chelsea, adding that it was unacceptable.

Asked about Mendy’s omission from the 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist, Mane told reporters after Senegal’s World Cup qualifier 4-1 win over Namibia: “It is unacceptable.

“I do not understand, these are things to deplore.”

Related Forums
Ballon D’Or 2021: I’m sick of Messi winning it – Evra roots for two Chelsea players
Forum

Ballon D’Or 2021: I’m sick of Messi winning it – Evra roots for two Chelsea players

1 day ago
Watford vs Liverpool: Klopp confirms player to miss EPL clash, gives update on Jota, others
Forum

Watford vs Liverpool: Klopp confirms player to miss EPL clash, gives update on Jota, others

1 day ago
Ballon d’ Or: Jorge Mendes names player that should win award this year
Forum

Ballon d’ Or: Jorge Mendes names player that should win award this year

1 day ago
Messi vs Ronaldo: Sergio Aguero compares both Ballon d’ Or winners
Forum

Messi vs Ronaldo: Sergio Aguero compares both Ballon d’ Or winners

2 days ago