Walthough a goalkeeper has never won the Ballon d’Or in the modern era, particular attention is paid to the position with respect to the France Football Magazine award, given the presence of Manuel Neuer and Gianluigi Donnarumma on the shortlist, bye Sadio Mane reacted angrily to Chelseawith Edward Mendy there is no cut.
Mehndi arrived at Chelsea as something unknown in the summer of 2020, when the blues were desperate to find a reliable stopper to replace the unstable Kepa Arrisabalaga…
The former Rennes goalkeeper played a key role in qualifying the French team for the Champions League in the previous season, and in 2021 he will win the Blues’ trophy.
“This is unacceptable, I don’t understand,” said Sadio Mane in an interview with Onze Mondial.
“Edu is a very positive person, we talked about this together and he will continue to fight to be a part of it. For me, he ranks among those 30 players. ”
Mehndi turned out to be somewhat profitable, since it cost the Blues only 26 million euros, which was far from the world record they set for the goalkeeper when they signed the contract. Kepa for 84.5 million euros.
It was a transfer that highlighted the value of good scouting, which in a sense actually made the first team to win a title at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho so good.
While the dearer stars love Hernan Crespo, Michael Ballack and Andriy Shevchenko all did not have the expected impact on the club, excellent exploration of unearthed gems such as Petr Cech, Michael Essien and Thiago Mendes…
MehndiFor his part, he is more receptive to this decision than his international teammate, although it is difficult to see how the winner of the UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year award cannot be included in the Ballon d’Or when there were other stoppers.
“To be honest, I am already very proud to represent my country and to be one of the top 10 goalkeepers in the world,” Mehndi explained Onze Mondial.
“I have a lot of ambitions, but this is already a good step. There will always be debates, but everything depends on the freedom of journalists’ votes, and they must be respected. “