Ballon d’Or: Yaya Touré’s Reaction to Sadio Mané’s 4th Place

Several days after the delivery of the Ballon d’Or France Football 2019 to Lionel Messi, opinions continue to be recorded on the choice of the Barça star. After Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba who had estimated that it was Sadio Mané who deserved to win the prestigious trophy, it is Yaya Touré’s turn to give his opinion on this subject.


For the former Ivorian international, Sadio Mané deserved to win: “To be honest, he (Mané) deserved to win the Ballon d’Or. In Africa, we don’t see better players than him. Did you see the votes? Have you seen what he has done this year? How many goals did he score and what did he achieve with Liverpool? For me, it is unfortunate when a team wins the Champions League and the winner of the Ballon d’Or does not belong to it ”. he said during a visit to Doha on the sidelines of the Club World Cup.

Like the former Ivorian midfielder from Manchester City, several observers were scandalized by the ranking of the Senegalese international. Yaya Touré explained that he was speechless in front of such a result.


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