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    ‘If only I was from France’ – Edouard Mendy swipes at Ballon d’Or

     

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    After being left off the Ballon d’Or shortlist, Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has reacted angrily.

    In his debut season at the club, the 29-year-old Senegalese was instrumental in the Blues winning the Champions League. On his road to winning the famous trophy, Mendy, who joined Stamford Bridge in 2020, also recorded a record-tying nine clean sheets.

    Mendy was curiously left out of the 30-man shortlist for the coveted Ballon d’Or, although his teammates Azpilicueta, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, and Romelu Lukaku were all included.

    He now wonders if it’s because he doesn’t represent a European country like France at the international level.

    Speaking to Canal+ (via Wiw Sport), Mendy said: “It’s something that motivates me and pushes me to work. Honestly, I am wondering.

    “If I had played for France and had taken part in the [European Championships], would we have this debate and this reflection?”

     

    It comes despite his earlier refusal to label the snub an “injustice” in October.

    Mendy had said: “Do I think it’s an injustice? No, I wouldn’t use that word.

    “It’s something that motivates me to go forward, to work and be performant at club level and with my country, and as I said after the game with the national team, it’s the journalists’ freedom of vote and expression, and they vote honourably and conscientiously.”

    Other sportsmen, like Senegal teammate and captain Kalidou Koulibaly, have defended the goalie, saying it’s “sad” he wasn’t included in the 30-man shortlist.

     

     

    Read Also: “I don’t call them defenders” – How Tuchel transformed Chelsea’s wing-backs into goalscorers

     

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    • #28167
      Bernard
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      i think mendy is right, is goalkeepers like Neuer and Allison can get Balon D’or shouts, then why not mendy

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    • #28169
      Gentle
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      as much as he in within his right to call them out, I feel he should be calm cos his days are coming and no one would deny him his spot

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      Chichi
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      the difference is in the colour and the colour is the difference

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    • #28187
      John Adeleke
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      the guy enter them sha, hopefully this statement does not backfire on him like players in the past like Thierry Henry

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