Liverpool winger Sadio Mane confesses that it is his “dream” to win the Ballon d’Or and is positive that he is “close” to declaring the distinguished award.
Liverpool winger Sadio Mane has actually confessed that it is his “dream” to win the Ballon d’Or.
The 27- year-old is the front-runner to be called Premier League player of the year for 2019-20, having actually motivated Liverpool into a 25- point lead prior to play was given a stop by the coronavirus pandemic.
No Premier League player has won the Ballon d’Or because Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008, however, and Mane is positive that he can be the man to end that dry spell for the distinguished award.
“I’m playing for the team, and the team is most important and I’m really happy to win trophies with my team but at the same time it has been my dream to win the Ballon d’Or,” he informed The Times.
“I wish to win it and I sacrifice everything possible to win it. I have been close and that gives me more motivation and the people never stop supporting me, telling me I can do it. I think we are close and I will win it one day.”
Liberia’s George Weah is the only African player to have won the Ballon d’Or previously, declaring the award in 1995.