Edouard Mendy has revealed that he has become addicted to winning trophies since joining Chelsea.
Chelsea signed Edouard Mendy for £22 million on a five years deal from Rennes in 2020. Before Mendy joined Chelsea, He has only won one trophy which was the French Ligue two with Reims. However, Edouard Mendy has won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup with Chelsea. Mendy has also won the African Cup of Nations with Senegal in February this year.
Mendy has not only won trophies with Chelsea but He has also added individual accolades. The Senegalese international became the first African Goalkeeper to win the Best FIFA Men Goalkeeper and The UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the season.
The 30 years old Senegalese international has made 93 appearances and kept 48 clean sheets for Chelsea.
What did Edouard Mendy say?
In an interview with Chelsea’s official website dubbed “I’ve got everything I ever dreamed of”, The Senegalese international said:” I’ve also experienced some absolutely joyous moments – with AFCON, the Champions League and the Super Cup, winning trophies – when you win them it becomes an addiction. When you live your life in competition, you always want to be in the final to win,’ says Mendy.
“I’ve been lucky enough to experience that at club level and with my national team who won AFCON for the first time in our history. So, it’s a mix of a lot of emotions but enormously positive ones that bring huge amounts of pride to my family. And I’m proud to see them so happy.”
Edouard Mendy added: “For my neighborhood Caucriauville and for my town Le Havre these are a really big deal and in Le Havre we have a big Senegalese community so all of them were dancing in the streets, chanting my name – I’ve seen some videos, it’s crazy stuff! And we didn’t really have the time to really take it in because on Sunday we had another final.
“So, I will take the time to really enjoy it at the end of the season. But my reality is what every footballer dreams of.
“We played in Eswatini – it’s a place where very few people go and there were people there that recognized me. If I’d been playing for Rennes, no one would have recognized me!’ Edouard Mendy laughs.
“Even if I go back to Dakar, it’s no longer the same – even if I had a status before, my status has been boosted even further. And that means more responsibility, but I’ve really felt the difference as soon as I signed for Chelsea and knew that I was at a really big club.”
French football magazine the organizer of the prestigious Ballon D’or was criticized when Gianluigi Donnarumma was named the best Goalkeeper in the World ahead of Meny.
Mendy and Chelsea will begin their Premier League campaign against Everton away from home. The Senegalese international will be seeking to add the Premier League, FA Cup, and the Carabao Cup to his trophy haul next season.