- Sadio Mane joined Bayern Munich from Liverpool at the end of last season but has failed to reach the heights expected of him
- The Senegalese star has scored just 11 goals for the German giants in 28 games but has been hampered by injury this season
- Bayern Munich have a new manager in Thomas Tuchel this week, and Mane will be hoping to impress the ex-Chelsea coach
Sadio Mane is a man on a mission.
The Senegalese superstar wants to prove himself to Bayern Munich and the new boss, Thomas Tuchel.
Tuchel was brought in after Julian Nagelsmann was sacked and while Munich’s squad was split over the decision to axe the German, they are all looking to impress their new manager.
Mane, in particular, hopes to make a significant impact at the Bundesliga side in the future.
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A difficult start for Mane
Following his move from Liverpool to the Bavarians, Mane has failed to fire as many expected. Injuries and a lack of consistency have seen him struggle to reach the heights that many are accustomed to.
As noted by Transfermarkt, the Senegalese has only scored 11 goals and notched five assists in 28 games for the club.
Mane himself admitted that moving to a new league wasn't easy, as per The Mirror.
"Switching from one club to another is not easy. I spent eight very nice years in England, and now I am in a new country. It is not easy because everything changes so suddenly: people, training, everything,” he said.
Mane’s chances of impressing Tuchel
The former Chelsea manager will take charge of his first game with the club as they take on league leaders, Borussia Dortmund and will be spoiled for choice when it comes to attacking options.
Mane will compete with Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Eric Choupo-Moting, and Thomas Muller for a place in the starting team. Choupo-Moting previously played under Tuchel at Paris Saint-Germain.
With competition high and the new Bayern manager looking to put his own stamp on things at the German giants, Mane is looking to prove to the side that they were right in signing him.
Sadio Mane spotted playing basketball
Sadio Mane is proving that he’s not just a talented footballer, Sports Brief has also reported.
The Senegalese star was spotted trying his hand at hoops at the 2023 Basketball Africa League.
Mane was at the event after he returned back home to Senegal for his side’s AFCON qualifiers.