It’s no secret: Sadio Mane hasn’t had the best season of his career. For Bayern Munich, he scored just 7 small pawns in 25 league games. Stats far from the usual standards. The official champion since Saturday, thanks to the victory over Cologne (1: 2), the Senegalese representative seems to confirm his desire to stay at the German club.
“Time to rest and come back stronger,” the former Reds star wrote on Instagram after the game. Despite the many departure rumors that have been circulating, the winner of last CAN already seems to be planning next season at his current club. For now, first place in the qualifying matches against Benin (June 17) and Brazil (June 20), then for a well-deserved vacation. Then Rekordmeister already has three friendly matches scheduled: against Manchester City on July 26, against Kawasaki Frontale on July 29 and against…. Liverpool 2 August. We meet again! This confrontation with his former club, the Reds, promises to be an emotional moment and will attract the attention of the fans. Recall that the striker, who finished second in the last Ballon d’Or, has a contract with Bayern until 2026.
A season to forget
In addition to ravenous stats for a player of his caliber (38 games, 12 TCC goals), Sadio Mané, 31, had the misfortune of missing the World Cup late last year due to a fibula injury. Without him, his Lions teammates still achieved the honorable course (eighth finalist). In addition, after Bayern Munich’s 3-0 defeat by Manchester City in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final last April, there was an altercation with Leroy Sané. Mané actually punched a teammate in the face. As a result, the Senegalese was suspended for one match by his club. And this affair, which has sparked much talk, has necessarily served the former Liverpool star, even as he has received much support, including from his coach Thomas Tuchel. This incident should ultimately not affect his future in Bavaria.
With an African foot