The 30-year-old arrived to Stamford Bridge two years ago and soon made a name for himself as the team’s No. 1 after Petr Cech, a club veteran, suggested his hiring. Mendy was a crucial member of the Senegal team that won the inaugural Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year and was instrumental in Chelsea’s Champions League victory under Thomas Tuchel.
Although the former Nice star’s performance has fallen at the start of this campaign, the Blues are still eager to sign Mendy to a new, long-term contract. But according to The Evening Standard, Mendy rejected a first offer that was allegedly less than the £190,000 weekly wage that Kepa Arrizabalaga, the club’s previous record signing and current No. 2, currently makes.
In response to Mendy’s performance, Thomas Tuchel said: “I think it’s a really sensitive position in football in general — and it’s not everything that’s simply pure quality and only about decision-making.” It’s also about how you feel, including how confident you feel and how occasionally you also need a little luck.
“Someone sent me an intriguing remark about Napoleon who said that he needed his generals to be lucky generals in addition to having the best qualities. So, this is what you need from leaders and goalkeepers as well—that they have the right kind of momentum so that whatever mistakes they make won’t be penalized. “Now, he receives a lot of punishment for little to no wrongdoing, but I have no doubts.”
The environment is tranquil. We have two outstanding goalkeepers who are both outstanding men. We are aware that [Mendy] is in a similar circumstance, but we first deal with it internally before informing you. Rio Ferdinand, a former Manchester United icon, believes Mendy’s recent performances should raise some doubts while Tuchel is preaching restraint. Ferdinand remarked, “I believe the biggest thing for Chelsea from this game is Edouard Mendy is becoming far too engaged in situations like this,” during a Vibe with Five interview.
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