Thiago Silva endorses Liverpool No. 10 for Ballon d’Or win.
Paris Saint Germain star defender Thiago Silva has been Europe’s best centre back for over a decade. Silva has been named in the UEFA Team of the year on almost three occasions, has won the Serie A and has 6 Ligue 1 titles under his belt.
Silva is a part of the Brazilian squad for this international break and also played for Brazil in a friendly match against Senegal. The defender players for full 90 minutes where he faced Liverpool star winger Sadio Mane.
Speaking in an interview after the game, Silva endorses Liverpool’s Sadio Mane to be in the Ballon d’Or discussion at the end of the year.
“Sadio Mané is a world-class player. He is almost perfect. He moves very fast, controls the ball well and is very intelligent in his movements. With what he has achieved this year, I think he deserves to be in the discussion for the Ballon d’Or.”
The Senegalese winger has been in an electric form this season. In the Premier League where the Reds have already came close to winning the league, Sadio Mane have scored 22 goals and provided two more assists. He played a crucial role in pushing Liverpool towards winning the UEFA title with four goals and two assists.
Mane also shared the Premier League golden boot with his teammate Mo Salah and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang for the season 2018/19. The winger was often found in a shadow of Egyptian star Salah given the record-breaking tendencies.
Sadio Mane is showing no sign of steeping out of the limelight this season. It is also encouraging for a player to see a star player admitting that he should be up for the Ballon d’Or. If Mane continues the same performance he will surely be in the discussions for this season Ballon’or.