After Senegal’s World Cup loss to England, Sadio Mane posted a message of encouragement for his teammates.
Senegal was eliminated from the World Cup in Qatar on Sunday night after losing 3-0 to Gareth Southgate’s England at Al Bayt Stadium.
After the Senegal team was eliminated from the World Cup on Sunday night, Sadio Mane reminded his teammates, “the people are very proud of your journey.”
Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane, and Bukayo Saka scored for the Three Lions in an easy 3-0 victory.
The Three Lions will face holders France and star player Kylian Mbappe in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Bayern Munich striker Mane, who sustained an injury during the final Bundesliga match before the World Cup, was Senegal’s biggest omission.
Mane, who came in second place to Karim Benzema in the recent Ballon d’Or voting, will be missed by any squad.
Even without Mane, Senegal performed admirably in Qatar. Although they lost to Netherlands by a razor-thin margin in the tournament opener, they defeated Qatar and Ecuador to get to the round of 16.
Mane is therefore pleased with the accomplishments of his international teammates.
“Dear brothers, you have fallen into arms,” Mane posted on Instagram.
“The people are very proud of your journey and you have put the balm in the hearts of the Senegalese and all supporters by defending the national flag with dignity. Continue learning and good luck. We will go in search of more trophies Inshallah.”
Since Cisse was appointed in 2015, Senegal has experienced unprecedented success.
In 2018, they earned a spot in the World Cup for the second time, and in February, they defeated Egypt and Mohamed Salah in the Africa Cup of Nations final to win their first-ever major trophy.
With Mane at the center of their success, they also advanced to the 2019 AFCON final.
Mane hopes that getting fit for the second half of the season will help him put his World Cup disappointment behind him.
After undergoing surgery to reattach a tendon to the head of his right fibula in November, it is unknown when the forward will be able to practice again.
His current priority is getting better from the injury that prevented him from competing in the World Cup and that he sustained on November 8 during Bayern Munich’s 6-1 victory over Werder Bremen.