Klopp: “Mané looked like a rapper who was starting”

first_imgJürgen Klopp has recalled how his first impression of Sadio Mané was. He has done so in the documentary that opens today on the Senegalese’s career entitled Made in Senegal, which goes from its beginnings in Africa to confirm itself as one of the best players in the world winning the Champions League. “I remember the first time I saw Sadio. It was in Dortmund. He was a very young boy, his baseball cap was crooked, he had the blonde wick he still wears today. He looked like a rapper who was just getting started. And I remember thinking, ‘I don’t have time for this.’ Our team at that time was not so bad, I needed someone who could endure not being an indisputable starter from the beginning, someone whom I could develop, “says Klopp. He adds: “I would say that I tend to have a good impression of people at first glance, but I was wrong. I followed the rest of his career and his success with RB Salzburg. At Southampton he simply dominated everything.”The German coach, in an exclusive clip that AS advanced yesterday, It also explains the secret of the success of Senegalese crack in elite soccer. On the other hand, Mané is also surprised by the confession about his family in this other advance.last_img

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