The downfall of Sadio Mane. Just six months after becoming second in the Ballon d’Or, he was registered as a target for Munich’s release.
It was last October that Manet reached second place in the Ballon d’Or. French media ‘French Football’ held the 2022 Ballon d’Or award ceremony on the 18th (Korean time). Here, Mane finished second behind Karim Benzema. It is not unreasonable to interpret it as meaning that he was the second best player in the world in the 2021-22 season.
Even then, the grades weren’t bad. Mane, who left Liverpool before this season and moved to Bayern Munich, continued to score goals in the Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League (UCL). Aside from the conflicting evaluations of his performance, he seemed to adapt smoothly to the team based on his existing class.안전놀이터
His downfall came quickly. Mane suffered an injury to his right calf in the 20th minute of the Bundesliga match against Werder Bremen last November. As a result of the examination, it was an injury that required surgery and recovery for about three months, and Mane was frustrated with his dream of going to the World Cup.
His performance declined rapidly as a result of the injury. After his return, Mane worked hard to improve his sense of the game, mainly as a substitute rather than a starter. Even so, his determination did not come back easily. Mane has been out of action for nearly six months, the last time he scored against Mainz on October 29 last year.
To make matters worse, he also assaulted his co-workers. Local media such as Germany’s ‘Bild’ reported on the 12th, “An assault scandal has occurred in Munich. Mane hit his colleague Leroy Sane’s face.” Mane and Sane argued during the first leg of the UCL quarter-final against Manchester City, and continued to argue after the match, and it was reported that it became a four-month affair.
First of all, it ended with Mane’s apology and Sane’s forgiveness. Mane missed the Bundesliga game against Hoffenheim due to the club’s own discipline. Director Thomas Tuchel also sealed the conflict with a principled message that violence should not occur under any circumstances, saying, “Manet apologized.”
However, the trust of the club has already been lost. Mane is likely to be released from Munich in the coming summer. Reporter Florian Plettenberg of Germany’s ‘Sky Sports’ said on the 17th, “Munich will try everything to release Mane in the summer. Coach Tuchel has no plans to work with him because Mane does not fit into his system. The player seems to be very criticized internally.”