I was hungry, and I had to work in the field. I survived hard times, played football barefooted. I did not have an education and many other things, but today with what I earn thanks to football. I can help my people.


People from my village always push me

Sadio Mane revealed the driving force behind his ascent to the summit. After securing himself as an integral part of the increasingly dominant side of Liverpool. In 36 away matches of the Premier League last year, Sadio scored 24 goals and gave six assists. While at the summit, Jürgen Klopp now has 22 points after completing the run in the 2018-19 campaign. Mane, who moved to Anfield from Southampton in 2016, called the support of his friends and family. Who returned home in the Bambali village, as key to his bright uniform. “I can’t describe how they are and how much they are especially motivated. They always push me,” Sadio, who started his career in France with Metz, admitted to clubs official web page.


“If you see these people, you persistently and harder make them proud. Because this is the only satisfaction they have on it. I have to return what they have done for me.

Mane – CAF African player of the year

“I think it was something special for the village because we had some great players in the village. But they were never successful.”When I came to France and played in the second league at that time, the village had a channel to watch the second league, so everyone was so glad to see me on TV in the first place! “They prayed for me every day to see me at this level because they would be justly proud. How are things going and as I get more motivated and they are more excited to see me I’m higher and higher, I think I should sacrifice myself to make them proud. “The Senegalese striker received the 2019 CAF African Player of the Year award last month, helping the Liverpool in the success of the Champions League in June.


Mane dreames to be the best

After knocking out teammate Mohamed Salah and a man from Manchester City Riyad Mahrez for the prize, Sadio said: “I would say that the dream came true. When I was young, I always dreamed of being the best, and this year I got it, so I’m pleased. “I hope to play well again for my team, especially since I play for Liverpool – which is a very, large club in the world – winning trophies with the team can allow you to win a little award like this.” You have to perform well to get this bonus. Not I know if I can do it well, but I try to do everything in my power for the team and the club!” Mane hasn’t performed since January 23 in the first half of Liverpool’s victory with a score of 2-1 over Wolves because of injury, but this week his back to training.