Sadio Mane said he was happy to make a difference as he battled to deal with an enormous burden of expectation placed on his shoulders, in Senegal’s qualification for their second World Cup.
“It was not easy but I had to keep pushing. It wasn’t easy for me, there was too much pressure on me but that has become normal,” Mane said after the 2-0 away win over South Africa ensured progress to next year’s finals in Russia.
“It was important to be able to make a difference,” added the 25-year-old winger after playing a decisive role in both goals.
The first was a sublime pass behind the South Africa defence to put Diafra Sakho through to side foot the ball home.
“I saw three defenders all in a line and I couldn’t pull the ball back, so I just put it through the middle of them because I knew Diafra Sakho would be racing onto the ball. We play well together…
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