The Lion of Teranga custodian thinks his countryman has had a remarkable project and how gaining Saturday's last might work in his favour.Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has actually revealed he would love to see Sadio Mane raising the Champions League trophy with Liverpool to stand a chance of winning the Ballon d'Or.
The Reds will be fighting Real Madrid for the elite club competition title in Europe on Saturday at the Stade de France. Mane, who plays for Senegal together with Mendy, has had an excellent campaign with Liverpool, winning the League Cup, the FA Cup and finishing second in the Premier League behind Manchester City.
The Lions of Teranga attacker managed to score 16 Premier League goals and supplied 2 assists. In the Champions League, he has played 12 matches and scored five times.The 30-year-old helped Senegal win their first Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title at the beginning of the year. He has likewise steered the group to the Fifa World Cup to be held in Qatar later in the year.
Mendy believes securing the Champions League title might work to Mane's advantage." I desire Sadio to win the Champions League naturally," the Blues shot-stopper told Foot Mercato.
" He is having a remarkable season, he is in the running for the Ballon d'Or and the Champions League will mark a turning point. He plays against his biggest rival. Whoever emerges triumphant will score a lot of points."
Mendy likewise admired Los Blancos striker Karim Benzema for his achievements this season. He scored 27 goals and provided 12 assists to help his team win La Liga.In the Champions League, the French striker also managed to get 15 goals in 11 matches played.
" Yes, [Benzema] he is among the best strikers but when you play in the Premier League, you play against the best in the position worldwide. He is part of it," Mendy continued.
" He has actually been at a very high level for many years. Whatever that hppens to him, he deserves it tremendously, whether in the club or the recall in choice which dates from last year. He worked for and it is rather sensible that he performs at this level."