Goalkeeping great gives huge endorsement of Chelsea new boy Mendy

Date published: Tuesday 8th December 2020 8:49 - Samuel Bannister

Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has heaped praise on Edouard Mendy for making an instant impact at Chelsea.

Mendy moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer to take the number one spot from Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Senegal international has taken no time at all to prove himself as Chelsea’s main man in goal.

Mendy has already kept five clean sheets from just seven games in the Premier League. He conceded just one goal in each of the two matches he did not keep a clean sheet.

Several pundits have praised the 28-year-old for his impact at Chelsea – and he has now received an endorsement from one of the best players in his position.

Bayern Munich icon Neuer has labelled Mendy as “world class” and says he is proud to see a fellow goalkeeper performing so well.

“There are a lot of world class goalies right now,” Neuer told L’Equipe (via the Metro). “For example, Edouard Mendy, who moved from Rennes to Chelsea.

“He is a player that we only saw in Ligue 1, who joined a big club and who was immediately successful. It’s great to see that.

“Overall, I’m happy to see so many good goalkeepers because we’re a brotherhood.”


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Zouma stunned by Mendy impact

Mendy has also earned plaudits from those a little closer to home, with teammate Kurt Zouma recently piling praise on the goalkeeper.

The French defender spoke earlier this month about how Mendy has quickly settled in to his new surroundings.

Zouma said: “Edouard is a very nice guy and he has good English already – I don’t where he practised that, but he’s got it! I don’t even have to translate things for him now, but on the pitch we can speak both English and French.

“I try to help him but you can see he has settled here very well already. Everyone likes him, and he’s doing a good job at the minute, so I’m very happy for him.”

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