Mané and Messi in the semifinals of the Champions


Mané surrenders to Messi in front of Van Dijk: "He deserves to win the Golden Ball"

Published:15/08/2019 - 11:44h

Updated:15/08/2019 - 11:44h

Sadio Mané surprised everyone with his press conference statements by stating that Messi should win the Golden Ball. The Senegalese said it in front of his partner Van Dijk, who is another candidate to win it

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The Liverpool was one of the big triunfadores of the past season in Europe. Although the English neither could win him the Premier League to the Manchester City, completed an excellent campaign in all the senses after the achievement of the Champions League. The ones of Jürgen Klopp won to the Tottenham in a party in which they did not shine, but were effective.

The 'reds' arrived to this final after taking down of the competition to the FC Barcelona in the semifinals of the tournament. The English fell in the Camp Nou by 3-0 and had to trace back in Anfield without the lesionados Mohammed Salah and Roberto Firmino. It seemed a gesta impossible to complete, but the Liverpool supported in his people and attained the machada.

The Barça did not appear in Anfield and carried a very hard correctivo by part of the 'reds'. Divock Origi And Wijnaldum put a doublet each one to give him to his team the pass to the final. Sadio Mané Was the only star of the offensive trident of Klopp that played in this turn of semifinals. The Senegalese did not shine, but went a nuisance for the defence blaugrana during the 90 minutes.

The ex of the Southampton completed, in general, an extraordinary year. It marked practically the same goals that Salah between all the competitions, gave assistances and led to the Liverpool during good part of the course in attack. And it is necessary to say in attack, because andn defence the indisputable leader was Virgil Go Dijk. The Dutch was the MVP of the Premier and is for many one of the favourites to win the Balloon of Gold.

The candidate of Mané for the Balloon of Gold

In the previous press conference to the final of the Supercopa of Europe that finished harvesting the Liverpool in penaltis, coincided so much the extreme like the defender. A journalist decided to ask him to Mané on the Balloon of Gold and on if it would be frustrante that won it another year more Leo Messiafter the temporadón that had done several players of the Liverpool. The answer of Mané left to all boquiabiertos.

"For me it would not be a frustration that Messi won the Balloon of Gold because he deserves it to him. It deserves to win the Balloon of Gold. All know the well that it is, does not do lacking to describe it", explained the Senegalese. Conclusive words for ensalzar to Leo in front of Go Dijk, that also opts to the prize. The '10' is the big favourite also for the rivals, but it will be necessary to see if it finishes it raising.

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