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Edouard Mendy Gets Spine-Tingling Hero's Welcome In Senegal After Chelsea's Champions League Win

Adnan Riaz

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Edouard Mendy Gets Spine-Tingling Hero's Welcome In Senegal After Chelsea's Champions League Win

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Edouard Mendy was swamped by fans in his native homeland of Senegal as he received a hero's reception after Chelsea's Champions League triumph.

The 29-year-old Chelsea shot-stopper has had a superb campaign for the club as he maintained his No 1 spot ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

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Mendy, who was signed for a reported £22m from Rennes in 2020, fell three clean sheets short of Premier League Golden Glove winner Ederson (19).

However, the Senegal international managed to keep an impressive nine clean sheets in the Champions League last season as he tied current record holders Keylor Navas and Santiago Canizares.

Now, footage has started to make the rounds of the spine-tingling reception the Chelsea No 1 received on his visit to Senegal.

Young fans could be heard chanting his name and singing his praises as Mendy enjoyed an incredible hero's welcome.

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"Inspiration to the youth. No matter what team you support you can't hate this," one fan said.

A second Twitter user posted: "Making entire generations dream and hope years after not even having a job. Nothing beats this, well, that and the trophy."

And a third added: "He sparked [a] passion for football in many young kids."

While a fourth tweeted: "He deserves every bit of this."

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Mendy insisted that Chelsea played the "perfect" match against City as he revealed that he was "very proud and very happy to have lived this moment."

The Senegalese 'keeper told French newspaper L'Equipe: "I am very proud and very happy to have lived this moment, it is something rare in the career of a player.

"We had built up a lot of confidence since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel. In particular against Manchester City, as we had beaten them 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 play the perfect game to win this trophy. And, tactically, we played the perfect game."

Topics: Edouard Mendy, Chelsea, Football, Premier League, England

Adnan Riaz
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