The coronation of Gianluigi Donnarumma at the expense of Edouard Mendy was not to Habib Beye’s taste.
The magnificent statistics ofEdouard Mendy with Chelsea were therefore not enough. The Senegalese goalkeeper did not manage to register his name on the list of the Yachine Trophy, which rewards the best goalkeeper of the year. Blame it on Gianluigi Donnarumma, the Italian porter being rewarded for his exceptional Euro. A verdict which angered Habib Beye.
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“It was already written… It is even written to FIFA when they tweet to put goalkeeper Edouard Mendy without his jersey (from his national team, Senegal). We must stop being a hypocrite, thundered the former defender. Mendy’s number of clean sheets is greater than that of Donnarumma (20 in 54 games for the Italian against 28 in 50 games for the Senegalese). We rewarded a player for a month of competition and his season at Milan, which is not bad, but I think Mendy had a better season overall with Chelsea, plus the Champions League. Why value the Euro more than the Champions League? The exceptional year is twelve months, not a month of competition. And over twelve months, Mendy is the best goalkeeper in Europe. There is no debate. But he is African and Senegalese. And his selection does not shine as Italy can shine in the media. “