He won the Champions League with Chelsea last May. Édouard Mendy, the Senegalese international footballer who plays as goalkeeper at Chelsea FC spoke with sincerity about his victory in the Champions League and his ambitions in the field of football. Looking back at the life of a champion!
The incredible fairy tale of Edouard Mendy
Nowadays, thousands of fans are passionate about football all over the world, whereas it is on football video games such as Fifa or PES, on online casino football games, in the stadium or in front of the TV. To spice up the game, many people don't hesitate to bet on the victory of their favourite team or players. By the way, many fans had bet on Chelsea's victory in the Champions League by identifying their darling Edouard Mendy! And it happened! On Saturday May 29, 2021, Edouard Mendy won the Holy Grail of any football player: The Champions League. But the Senegalese has experienced a long obstacle course. Last season, the 29-year-old sportsman played a big role in the Stade Rennais Champions League qualification. After years of hardship, we said to ourselves that at last the porter would be able to go to the very high level with the residents of Roazhon Park, who had trusted him until then. But it was without counting on the former of the house Petr Cech. The goalkeeper, who played at SRFC and Chelsea in particular, takes care of the goalkeepers for the Blues and strongly recommended Mendy to the board of the London team. So here is the former Rennais transferred to the Premier League to compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga. Quickly, he took the upper hand on the Spanish goalkeeper, stringing together good performances when Frank Lampard gave him opportunities. Since the departure of Frank Lampard, he has always remained with Thomas Tuchel, who seems to appreciate him and his game. Chelsea have also become one of the best defences in the United Kingdom, second behind Manchester City. If the Blues are in the top 4, it is largely thanks to their goalkeeper, author of 10 clean sheets in 13 appearances with the London club in the largest of European competitions. We are talking about a player who, six years ago, when he was 23, was still playing in National, at AS Cherbourg then in CFA with the OM reserve. Not to mention his periods of unemployment about which he has spoken so much. Today, he is the first African goalkeeper in history to play and win a Champions League final. Something to inspire more than one!
A look back at his victory in the Champions League final
Édouard Mendy said on Chelsea's victory in the Champions League final: "I am very proud and very happy to have lived this moment, it is something rare in a player's career. We had had a lot of confidence since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel. Against Manchester City, which we had beaten twice. We knew we were better than them physically. In the stats, in the data, we were superior to them. We knew that we had to make the perfect match to win this trophy. And, tactically, we made the perfect match". He had been followed by many bookmakers who had bet on the victory of the young player and his team in the Champions League.