Dutch center back Virgil van Dyck expressed his sadness over what happened with his former Liverpool colleague, Senegal star Sadio Mane, on the eve of the meeting between the two teams at the World Cup in Qatar.
Senegal suffered a severe blow by losing Manet’s efforts due to an injury to his right leg, which he suffered during his new team’s match, Bayern Munich, with Werder Bremen (6-1) in the German League on the eighth of this month, that is, in the last match with the Bavarian club before joining his country’s national team for the finals. Qatar World Cup.
Despite the injury, the former Liverpool top scorer, who starred alongside Van Dyck in the ranks of the “Reds” before he decided last summer to leave for Bayern Munich, was summoned to his country’s squad for the World Finals, but it turned out that he needed surgery, which prevented him from participating in the tournament.
On the eve of the Senegal meeting in Group A competitions that include host Qatar and Ecuador, Van Dyck revealed that he spoke to him the next morning after announcing the news: I am sad for him. I know how much work he put in for that World Cup.
He admitted: It is clear that they will miss him very much, and I hope that we will benefit from that a little.