Former Ivory Coast and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has disclosed why Senegal will perform well at this year’s World Cup in Qatar.
Senegal made it to their third World Cup in history and will represent Africa alongside Cameroon, Tunisia, Ghana and Morocco.
The West African country have been drawn in Group A alongside Netherlands, Ecuador and Qatar.
“And then there is the World Cup. He [Mane] knows he will be eagerly awaited. We see that Senegal has a fairly strong workforce with many players playing in big teams in Europe,” Toure told RFI.
“We see Kalidou Koulibaly in Naples, an already established player, sought after by all the big clubs, who is among the best in the world. There is Gana Gueye who plays in Paris [Saint-Germain].
“It’s a bit like the Ivory Coast of the time when we played the [Afcon] and the World Cup. There is also Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy who won the Champions League… Next to him, Sadio Mane has all these interesting players.”
Senegal kick off the tournament on the opening day with a tough fixture against the Netherlands, before facing hosts Qatar and ending the group stage with South American side Ecuador.
Source: Football Ghana