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‘Mendy should be benched’ at Senegal - Fans after blunders proved costly against Netherlands

1:13 PM IST 22/11/22
Edouard Mendy after conceding against the Netherlands.
The supporters are calling on Senegal to drop the Chelsea custodian following his errors in the Teranga Lions’ World Cup match

Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was the subject of criticism among African fans on social media following his two errors that saw his country lose 2-0 to the Netherlands.

Mendy failed to deal with a cross in the box before Cody Gakpo pounced to score. Moments later, the Chelsea goalkeeper spilt Memphis Depay’s shot, allowing Davy Klaassen to slot in the second.

Senegal had put in a spirited display until that moment and looked on course to secure a goalless draw and supporters feel the custodian now needs to be dropped in the Teranga Lions’ subsequent matches.

  • Edouard Mendy of Senegal against the Netherlands.

    Mendy is not that bad

    I think he is not playing at the level expected. But I think it’s more of a crusade to be overly critical of him as a player. He is not as bad as he is being portrayed. -Olatade Ismaila Oladoja

    But Mendy tried a lot. Never give up, next match you will win. -Sarah Jeruto

  • Edouard Mendy after losing to Netherlands.

    He should be benched

    I don't know why Senegal is starting this man [Mendy]. He has been in poor form. -Falleini Rob

    This keeper has become average. Next game the coach should try a second choice. -Makayi Bosco

  • Frenkie de Jong Netherlands 2022

    Netherlands technically better

    The Netherlands showed more technical finesse and kept it late before delivering the killer blow. Better luck next time, Senegal. -Shakeel Durani

  • Pascal Gross, Mateo Kovacic, Edouard Mendy - Brighton Chelsea

    Mendy brought Chelsea form to Qatar

    He carried his Chelsea form straight to the worlds cup. -Patrick Solomon

    Mendy has decided to show the world he's a Chelsea player. -Kyle Kyle

  • Ismaila Sarr, Senegal

    African teams have no chance

    African teams are not competing at the World Cup but participating. -Alex Bwalyajr

  • EDOUARD MENDY SENEGAL CODY GAKPO NETHERLANDS WORLD CUP 21112022

    Mendy is finished

    Poor goalkeeping but I don't blame him that guy is finished. -Khutso Dannis Moshabi

    It is easier to get to the top but to maintain the momentum is the challenge. Mendy is finished. -Echee Umeh

  • Edouard Mendy Kepa Arrizabalaga Chelsea

    This is why Kepa is preferred

    This Mendy won the Goalkeeper of the Year Award? Kepa [Arrizabalaga] benched him for a reason. -Shaggi Jnr

  • Graham Potter Chelsea 2022-23

    He’s proving Potter right

    So, this guy has started proving Graham Potter (Chelsea caoch) right for dropping him. -Odedina Oluwatobiloba Joseph

  • Edouard Mendy Senegal 2022

    Cut him some slack

    You guys should please spare Mendy. How are the two goals Senegal conceded a fault of his? Can you guys point out his mistake? -Victor Atiku Embaga

  • Edouard Mendy Senegal 2022

    He lacked concentration

    Senegal were defeated by Mendy’s poor reading of the game for the first goal, while the second one is poor goalkeeping. It was terrible goalkeeping. -Pat Junior Adiche