The skipper of the Teranga Lions of Senegal, Sadio Mane has said that winning the Ballon d’Or is not as important to him as ensuring that his people back home in Senegal are assured of the next meal.
The Liverpool of England forward stated that: “I don’t see myself better than anyone. I just go there and do my job well. I am constantly worried about the next meal for the people of my village in Senegal” when asked about what he’d do if he wins the Ballon d’Or owing to his superlative performance for club and country this season.
Continuing, he said: “This is why I have to always be at my best on the pitch to not lose my place because I might also lose my contract and the village goes hungry.
“The Ballon d’Or is not in my mind at all. Because it doesn’t make the hungry full. Football is like women, they are all beautiful in their own way.
“We are all the Best in our own ways. Every professional Footballer is the best, hence we all have professional contracts.”