Édouard Mendy, a not excessive goalkeeper, but…

Édouard Mendy, a not excessive goalkeeper, but...

Édouard Mendy, a not excessive goalkeeper, but…

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Irresistible with his Chelsea club and the Senegal team a few months ago, Édouard Mendy seems to be in trouble during this 2022-2023 season. A lack of success that materialized during the defeat of Senegal (2-0) against the Netherlands, in Group A of the World Cup. However, Lions coach Aliou Cissé and their captain Kalidou Koulibaly show their confidence in the goalkeeper ahead of a crucial game against Qatar.

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He left the Al Bayt stadium with his face closed. Édouard Mendy probably stopped at these two goals conceded by Senegal in the 2-0 defeat against the Netherlands, in group A of the world cup 2022. In these two Dutch actions, the goalkeeper was not imperial. On Cody Gakpo’s headed goal, the goalkeeper was slow to come out and clearly took the lead. On Davy Klaassen’s, the Chelsea resident painfully repelled a Memphis Depay first shot.

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Two actions that illustrate the lack of efficiency and success of the one who was still the best player in the world or almost, in his position, a few months ago. ” medouard is fineHowever, the technician Aliou Cissé swears. He has a mind of steel. Of course we talk to him, as we do with most of our players. His qualities are not in doubt. He is a boy who is going through difficult times. But I have no doubts about him and he has all my confidence and that of his teammates. And he will be in the field, tomorrow “.

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It doesn’t have to be too big a story. »

One way for the coach to deny a growing rumor, he announced “Edou” (his nickname) on the substitute bench, on November 25 against Qatar, while many Senegalese fans were not kind to Mendy, on social networks. ” It doesn’t have to be too big a story.says Kalidou Koulibaly, the captain of the Lions. If there is a loss, it means that the whole team is to blame. “.

The former Stade Rennes player may have been unsettled by the many changes that have taken place within his team, against the Netherlands, as well as by the mistakes of his teammates. But for a few months, between doubts and a disabling knee injury, the French-born man seems to have lost that state of fluidity. [1] which had allowed him to take Chelsea to the coronation in the Champions League and Senegal to that of the CAN 2021″. We exchanged a lot with Édouardcontinues Kalidou Koulibaly, who knows the goalkeeper like the back of his hand. We are a member of the club and brother in arms in the Senegal national team. He is a very important player for us. It happens that he has moments like that. I think thatdouard knows what he has to do “.

Can he, however, in the event of another poor performance, find himself in the same situation as with the Blues, where manager Graham Potter sometimes preferred Spanish goalkeeper Kepa? ” I don’t care, I know that heDouard will play a great game tomorrow against Qatar Koulibaly insists.

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[1] In positive psychology, a state during which an individual achieves a form of optimal concentration and satisfaction.

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