Liverpool player, Sadio Mane has said he sees it as a great compliment to be Lionel Messi’s number one vote for The Best FIFA Men’s Player award.
Mane got Messi’s top vote for the award last month, even if he eventually won the award himself, with Sadio coming 5th.
The Argentine legend also voted Ronaldo, Frenkie de Jong but the ex Southampton player took his number one vote.
Reacting, Mane had this to say, “It’s a great compliment when Messi votes for you,”
“If you look at where I’ve come from, it shows I’ve come quite far. Without being for a long time at an academy, I got here.
“All I can say [to kids] is to keep working hard and go for your dream.”
On if he would make Messi top his vote ahead of Van Dijk, “Yes, for sure…after Virgil [Van Dijk]. No, Virgil is a great, great player but sorry Virgil, it has to be Messi before you.”
On when he first joined Liverpool and his experiences with Klopp, “He was talking too much and I said, ‘Wow, this is going to be tough for me because I’m a little bit quiet.’
“Klopp is a really nice guy. Everybody loves him and that is more important, to be honest [than all the talking].
“He is a bit of a funny guy but at the same time he is a serious guy.”