Mané, ready for his challenge after Lewandowski

This Friday begins the great challenge of Sadio Mané, who this summer left his Liverpool (of which he had been a member since 2016) to end up at Bayern, who will become “after Lewandowski”. Quite a choice for the African champions with Senegal at 30.

Mané’s jersey is the most popular among young Bayern fans. The 2019 and 2022 Ballon d’Or is already in a Bundesliga that lost its two big stars this summer, Lewandowski (Barcelona) and Erling Haaland (Manchester City).

“I don’t see myself as a global star. I just want to be part of this team,” said an always humble Mané. «It is the collective that counts, not the individual. For me, that’s the way to success.” Mané, European champion in 2018/19 with Liverpool and runners-up in 2017/18 and 2021/22, dreams of winning the Champions League with Bayern, who lost to Villarreal in the quarter-finals of the last edition. The Bavarian team has six champions on its team showcases, the last being from 2019-20.

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Mané added: “I want to go to the limit with my teammates: score goals, provide assists, win games.” The African champion with Senegal wants to contribute “my experience”. at the highest level against a Bayern Munich just lost Robert Lewandowski, author of 350 goals in 8 seasons with the Munich team. It’s a big challenge for Mané, for whom Bayern paid 32 million euros (which could be 41 depending on the variables) to ease the absence of the already Barcelona player.