Former Senegalese international El Hadji Diouf hailed Sadio Mané’s good performance this season.
While waiting to play the second consecutive final of the Champions League, after that lost to Real Madrid last year, Sadio Mané and his teammates hope to raise the most prestigious trophies this season.
Co-top scorer in the Premier League with 22 goals this season, Sadio Mané the Senegalese star has received appreciations from Diouf.
According to the former Senegalese international in his interview with E-Media, Mané is part of the Top 5 best players in the world.
“Sadio is now recognized as a world class player. He has everything to succeed. He made history by qualifying for a second straight final of a league of champions. Now, what I wish him is to win it this time. A final, we do not play it to lose it. We play a final to win it. I wish him a very good luck, “ said the former Senegalese international before continuing.
“I know that all Senegalese, all Africans, all football lovers will pray for Liverpool to win its sixth Champions League trophy. In front of Barça, there was neither Mohamed Salah nor Firmino but Sadio set the tone, he assumed his responsibilities. If he had not, Liverpool would not follow. Congratulations to him on the match he has given us and the season he is doing. Sadio Mané is today one of the best ambassadors of Senegal. Today, whatever we may say, we must recognize that it is precisely part of the gratin of football, “ added Diouf.
“I am convinced that he has nothing to envy to those people who are in the top 5 of the World Golden Ball. I say it loud and clear he has nothing to envy either Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo when we look where he came from and where he arrived. With the performances he achieves, whether he was South American or European, it is clear that he would be in the top 5! Players have been in the top 5 having done much less than him, “ concluded the former glory of Senegal.