Mon 11 October 2021 | 23:00

Edouard Mendy deserved to be in Ballon d’Or shortlist, says Koulibaly

Napoli center-back Kalidou Koulibaly believes Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy should have been included in the 2021 Ballon d’Or shortlist.



defender spoke to the media after his country’s 4-1 victory over


in the World Cup qualifiers.

When asked about this year’s Ballon d’Or nominations,






deserved to be among the 30 best players of the year.

“It’s a real shame that Edou isn’t one of them. He is the first African goalkeeper to win the Champions League,”

the 30-year-old said


“We must continue to work and move forward. We have to do the double [the work] of some people to be well judged.

“Edou is a very positive person. We talked about it together. He will continue to fight to be part of it. For me, he has a place among these 30 players.”

source: SportMob

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