"The Champions League final I lost to Real Madrid has always stayed in my heart. Personally, I am disappointed because we used to be so close to the trophy."
In the 2017-18 season, Liverpool passed through the Champions League and reached the finals all the way, but at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Mane and his teammates can only become the backdrop for Real Madrid to celebrate the championship.
Even after a long, long time, Mane still couldn't let go. As a player who has struggled all the way from Africa to today, Mane especially hopes that he can succeed.
However, in the 2018-19 season, they almost failed to make the finals.
In the first leg of the semi-final, Liverpool lost 0-3 at the Nou Camp. As Klopp said, "This is definitely not the situation you want to face before the second leg." But when Origi pulled back a goal at the start of the second round at Anfield, Mane, who was constantly running on the field, realized:
"That's it, we can do it, this is our day!"
Needless to say the next thing, Liverpool completed a miraculous reversal. After the game, the President of Senegal even congratulated Mane.
That night, Mane tossed and turned, and could not sleep.
Liverpool once again got the chance to be on top of Europe, this time they did not let the chance slip away.
At the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium, as the captain, Henderson raised the Champions League trophy. At this moment, Mane realized his childhood dream: winning the championship.
From rural children in Senegal to the king of the left in Liverpool, football has brought Mane a lot. In his opinion, it was the dream that made him the Mane of today.
"I have always said that a person must have dreams, because that is the meaning of life."
Mane’s roots are in a small village called Bambari in Senegal, where he first met football.
Bambari is very far away from the capital Dakar, and there is another country in the middle-Gambia. The economic situation is very bad and everyone's life is very difficult.
At that time, the most distressing thing for Mane and his friends every day was what they used to make football, so in the open space, a group of young boys were often seen kicking grapefruit.
Although life is not easy, Bambari also has his own team. When he was a child, Mane often watched these players train by the side. The way they worked hard on the court inspired Mane and planted a seed in his heart.
"When I told my mother'I want to be a player', she thought I was crazy. To him, it was just a pipe dream of a child."
Mane's father died very early, and it was his uncles who brought him up. Most of them work in mosques and have conservative ideas. They think that playing football is not doing business properly, so they persuade Mane to give up their illusions, study hard, and then help their family grow the land. However, on the way to the field, Mane saw stones kicking stones and bottles kicking bottles, just like playing football under his feet.
One morning, his uncle asked him to get up and go to work together. Mane said to him, "One day, I won't let you go farming again."
"That's impossible, get up quickly."
The family's opposition did not stop Ma Nei's footsteps, even if he had to run away from home.
In Bambari, Mane will never be able to play famous, he must go to the capital Dakar, where there are professional football schools and coaches. So one morning, he packed his backpack and boarded the bus to Dakar.
"Crossing through the Gambia, passing through Mbour, and finally reaching Dakar, it is really a long journey."
There, Mane stayed at a friend's house and trained with the local team. However, after only two weeks, his family found him.
Mane said that the day he returned to the village was the worst day of his life. At that time, he was full of resentment towards his family, and finally he and his family reached an agreement:
"This is the last year in school, and then let me play football."
After this year, the family could no longer convince Mane, so they had to send him to AS Generation in Dakar. Foot football school.
今年之后，这个家庭再也无法说服Mane，因此他们不得不将他送往达喀尔的AS Generation。 足部足球学校。
On the first day at school, Mane appeared on the court wearing his only jersey and sneakers. "Do you still want to be a player like this? Look at your clothes and sneakers." In the face of the staff's doubts, he can only use actions to fight back.
In the first game of the trial training, Mane staged his fourth birthday.
During the six months at school, the coach regarded Mane as his own, "like raising his own son." It was during this period that Mane met another nobleman.
"The time I went to Senegal to watch a game, he intercepted the ball in the penalty area and took it forward and forward before sending out the assists. It looked like he was playing a game. It was unusual. It was really unusual. "
At school, Palin, a scout from Metz, saw Mane's talent and decided to take him to Metz for a trial. At the airport, Mane asked "When will we leave?" every five minutes, he couldn't believe that he could go to France, so he was worried that he would be left behind at the airport until after the plane took off.
"Well, this is true, now I believe it."
France was very cold in January, which was a brand new experience for a young man from Africa.
On the training ground, Manetse, who was wearing only a T-shirt, shivered and ran back to the locker room after only holding on for 5 minutes. However, for him, the cold weather was only the first difficulty.
In the first game of the Metz youth team, Palin saw a stranger Mane: his speed is gone, and he will not break through. After playing for 20 minutes, Palin replaced Mane. He thought it might be because the weather was too cold, but the real reason was that Mane concealed his injury:
"It's a bit complicated. At the time, my left adductor muscle was a bit painful, but I tried to ignore it. I was afraid I would be sent back to Africa after I told them."
In the locker room, Mane cried bitterly. He was afraid that he would not be able to realize his dream: "I thought my career was over."
During the treatment of the injury, Mane couldn't play football, and he didn't know whether the injury could be completely healed. He could only stay in the dormitory by himself. Outside the window was a completely unfamiliar country. The feeling was really difficult.
After waiting for a full 8 months, Mane, who recovered from his injury, finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel.
In Metz, he showed his own wind speed and quickly became an important player of the team. In the summer of 2012, he was selected as the squad for the Senegal Olympic team for the London Olympics. In his view, this became the starting point for the realization of his dream.
In the summer of 2012, he joined Red Bull Salzburg and continued to show his ability on a big stage like the Champions League. Two years later, he landed in the Premier League and became a hot new star in the Premier League.
And before that, he and Klopp were inextricably linked.
"I still remember the first time I saw Mane, at that time in Dortmund, a young guy was sitting there, wearing a baseball cap crookedly, and the blond hair that was still there today was there, and it looked like A rapper, I thought,'I don't have time to waste on him.'"
In Klopp's view, Dortmund was not bad at that time, so he wanted a player who could accept substitutes and be able to cultivate. Because this was not a good first impression, he let go of this opportunity.
"I have always had a good eye on seeing people, but I admit that I was wrong this time. I followed his next career. At Salzburg Red Bull and Southampton, he won success."
In the 31st round of the 2015-16 Premier League, Southampton played against Liverpool at home. Facing the 0-2 halftime score, Koeman put Mane on the field. At the end of the game, the score became 3-2. Mane scored the first goal and the lore. In the summer of that year, Klopp received him under his command.
In that game, he even missed a penalty shot.
The failure to score the penalty didn't affect anything, but the missed another penalty made Mane very painful.
In the 2017 Africa Cup, Senegal faced Cameroon in the quarter-finals. The two sides fought fiercely to a penalty shootout. Mane failed to make a penalty, making Senegal stop there.
"If you miss a penalty kick, the whole world seems to collapse at that moment, and you can't even figure out where you are." However, the situation is far worse than the Senegalese coach Cisse said. Angry Senegalese fans ruined the horse. The car inside vented their anger on him.
In the 2018 Africa Cup qualifiers, Mane missed a single chance against Equatorial Guinea, which allowed him to hear boos from fans in the rest of the game. Although he won the game, I don't know if it was because of grievance or self-blame. When he exited the field, Mane cried and lost his voice. He returned to the locker room with the support of his teammates.
In the eyes of some Senegalese fans, Mane performed very well in Liverpool, but he was very different in the national team.
"That's why we don't support him."
In the streets and alleys of Senegal, you can see fans wearing Mane jerseys, but you can also meet people who are not satisfied with Mane. The latter hopes that Mane can bring honor to the national team. An African Cup champion is the basic.
At last year's Africa Cup, Mane led Senegal to the final, but lost to Algeria because of a weird concealment. Although great progress has been made, the pressure on Mane will not decrease before winning the Africa Cup.
Next summer, Mane and his teammates still have a chance.
"I am sure that Mane loves this country more than the President of Senegal. I said that after careful consideration."
When he was attacked in Mane before, Mane's brother wrote such a sentence on his social media. From a certain perspective, what he said was true.
Although he has not yet led the team to the championship as the fans hoped, Mane has used his abilities in recent years for Senegal, especially Bambari, to make a lot of contributions that he did not need to do. In his hometown, he built schools and hospitals, especially the latter, which he values most.
When Mane was 7 years old, he was still outside playing football with his friends. A cousin came and told him, "Your father is dead." At that time, Mane thought he was joking.
"My father had stomach problems before, but because there was no hospital, he could only try some herbs. They carried him to another village and died there. There were still many rebels, so there was no way to take him. Going home, I can only bury my father there."
He has always kept this matter in his heart, and now he has the ability to return to his hometown. Education and medical care are the parts he puts the most in.
"Education is of course very important, but health is the first priority. Before going to work, everyone should first have a healthy body."
During this new crown epidemic, Mane also donated 45,000 euros to the Senegal National Epidemic Prevention Committee.
In Bambari, Mane built a beautiful and spacious new house for his uncle.
When he was young, it was his uncle who paid for his tuition and bought him sneakers. So when he grew up, he also began to return his uncle for his kindness in nurturing him.
After the new house was built, he took all his family members here, and the family lived together warmly here, and Mane also fulfilled his promise to his uncle. They no longer need to farm.
The only regret is that my father failed to see his achievements today.
From a different perspective, Mane is, and no longer, the little boy from Bambari.
Mane is now the star of Liverpool and the coveted target of many giants, just like watching Ronaldinho and Al Haji Diouf in the 2002 World Cup on TV when he was a child (another Like a Senegalese star who played for Liverpool), he lived a life he never dared to think of in Bambari.
However, Mane still has dreams. Just like the little boy in Bambari dreams of becoming a professional player, he hopes that dreams will continue to drive him forward.
In Mane's words, everyone in life must have a dream, and then follow the dream all the way forward. He is the best example.
"My goal is to win the African Cup for Senegal, win the Premier League, and win the Champions League again, again and again."
"That is my dream, and of course there is an important Golden Globe Award."
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