‘He’s our best player, our leader. He’s simply irreplaceable’ – Chelsea star reveals importance of teammate

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Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has described Senegal international teammate Sadio Mane as simply irreplaceable after it emerged the Bayern Munich forward will miss the World Cup.

Mane was due to represent Senegal at the World Cup in Qatar, which gets started on Sunday, but has been forced to withdraw due to injury.

After it was confirmed Mane will miss the World Cup, Mendy reacted: “When I found out about Sadio’s injury, I was shocked for a few minutes.

“He’s our best player, our leader. Without him we might be more unpredictable from a playful point of view, but still weaker. He’s simply irreplaceable.”