Sadio Mane: ‘I don’t see myself as a global star’

foot4live August 2, 2022
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Sadio Mane: ‘I don’t see myself as a global star’
Despite his long run of success with Liverpool and Africa Cup of Nations title with Senegal, Sadio Mane doesn’t see himself as a global star.

Bayern’s club magazine published Mane’s interview on Tuesday in which he stressed the importance of teamwork, which also echoes the Munich motto Mia san mia (We are who we are).

People say I’m a global star, but I don’t see myself as such. I have no idea where to begin with that term.” “I’m here to give my absolute best for Bayern Munich. “Everyone knows the Bayern identity. I live for the team. I do everything for my teammates. I want to score goals, provide assists, and win games. It means to me that the team always comes first. Individuals don’t matter, it’s the togetherness that counts. That’s what makes FC Bayern so unique. Because I am firmly convinced this is the path to success, I can easily identify with this philosophy.”

With Liverpool, Mane won every club title available, including the 2019 Champions League and 2020 Premier League titles. This year, he led Senegal to the Africa Cup of Nations title and was recently named African Footballer of the Year for a second time. Along with Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt, Mane was Bayern’s biggest summer signing, and he scored in the German Super Cup win over RB Leipzig. In order to help make the team even stronger, he wants to bring all his experience to the table. As an experienced player, he knows how to handle such pressure.

Eintracht Frankfurt is Bayern’s next opponent in the Bundesliga opener on Friday.