Sadio Mané's injury shortly before the start of the World Cup came as a shock to Senegal. The FC Bayern Munich striker is the most important player in the squad. In any case, Mané will be absent in the first few games, but the association boss is still hoping.
Soccer star Sadio Mané from FC Bayern Munich will miss the first World Cup games of Senegal. The vice-president of the Senegalese association assumes this, reported the French "L'Equipe". Mané was injured and you have to deal with it and not complain too much, said Abdoulaye Sow accordingly. You have to play the first games without Mané and win without the top attacker. The 30-year-old striker tore a tendon in FC Bayern's 6-1 win against Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga, but was still nominated for his home country's World Cup squad.
"In general, an early start after an injury is always critical. It's clear that Senegal would like him to play. If he has problems and can't play, he can't play. Medical things then take precedence over sporting things. " The health of the player is more important, that's no different with Mané than with any other player, warned Nagelsmann.
Africa's Footballer of the Year is his country's most important player. In Group A, Senegal meet the Netherlands on 21 November, followed by hosts Qatar and Ecuador as opponents.