By John Essien
Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy revealed that his scintillating performance against Brentford over the weekend was a product of his hard work.
The Senegalese came to his team’s rescue several times on Saturday night to help Chelsea earn a 1-0 win at Brentford, in just the latest moment of a memorable year.
In an interview with the Club’s website, Mendy said that it was difficult facing a physical side like Brentford.
“It’s down to hard work. I prepared during the week with my team-mates and coaches to help the team, and I was able to do that.
“We knew we were coming up against a very difficult team. They have shown that since they got promoted to the Premier League, especially at home against Arsenal and Liverpool. That makes it a really good result.
“It was very hard. There was so much intensity in the game, and a great atmosphere. We had to suffer and we suffered together. We passed the hurdle together. It’s a positive and now we need to build on this momentum in the Champions League,” he said.
Meanwhile, Antonio Rudiger became the latest player to announce their disbelief at Edouard Mendy being snubbed for the Ballon d’Or.
He wrote: “Someone explain why he’s not nominated for the Ballon d’Or.
“What a performance… EDOUARD MENDY.”