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Sadio Mane is new Cristiano Ronaldo claims Ajax legend Blind

Tanish Chachra

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Sadio Mane is the new Cristiano Ronaldo of world football claims Ajax legend Danny Blind as his exceptional form has enhanced his value.

Sadio Mane is in the peak of his career and certainly is the best player in Liverpool with his current form. His impact helped the Reds to win the Champions League last season and in the current season, courtesy to him Liverpool is undefeated this season so far.

With several points ahead in the Premier League table, Liverpool is closest to win the Premier League. Mane even shared the top goalscorer award in the Premier League with Pierre Emrick Aubameyang and Mohamed Salah.

Yet with all the achievements, Mane ended 4th in the Ballon D’or 2019 rankings. To this, even 6 times Ballon D’or winner Lionel Messi gave a statement advocating against Mane’s exclusion from the top-3.

“It’s a shame to see Mane finish in fourth place. But I think there have been a lot of great players this year. That’s why it was difficult to choose a particular player. But I chose Sadio Mane because he’s a player that I like.” said Messi.

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Messi is not the only one who believes that Mane should be at the epitome of football. Ajax legend and former coach of Netherlands claim that the Senegalese International is the new Ronaldo.

“Sadio Mane is the new Ronaldo in world football,” Danny Blind said. “Do you know why Messi voted for Mane? Because great players recognise other great players.”

“I don’t compare Mane to Messi. I think Sadio is much more like Cristiano Ronaldo in his very best years. Ronaldo was so physically and mentally strong.

“Sadio is like a massive rock of granite and yet so dynamic at the same time – just like Ronaldo was for so many years. It is right that people are finally taking notice of Mane as an incredibly special player.”

“Sadio deserves to be recognised alongside the best attacker in the world, Messi. Now Mane must win as many trophies as he can, starting with the Premier League title.” concluded Blind.

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra


Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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