Tottenham Hotspur Star Names Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah as His Idols

Tottenham Hotspur Star Names Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah as His Idols

Lukman Mumuni
November 21, 2023 at 2:30 AM
  • Yves Bissouma has praised Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane
  • The Tottenham star insists the Liverpool legends are his idols
  • Bissouma is enjoying a good season with Tottenham in the Premier League

Yves Bissouma has opened up on his memorable encounter with Liverpool legends Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

The Mali midfielder first faced Mane and Salah in a Premier League game during his time with Brighton and Hove Albion.

Bissouma, who now plies his trade with Tottenham Hotspur, had moved to England from French Ligue 1 side Lille in 2018.

Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, Yves Bissouma, England
Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah celebrating a goal during their time together at Liverpool. Credit: @LFC
Source: Twitter

According to Bissouma, it was a surreal moment playing against his idols, whom he could only watch on TV while in France.

“During that match I came out of the locker room and I saw Van Dijk, I saw Mane, I saw Salah. These were the guys I saw on TV when I was in France, and now I was in the same tunnel going up against them. It was like a dream, you know what I mean? Mane and Salah were my idols, and I just thought ‘woah’. My heart was beating fast," he told Tottenham Hotspur's YouTube Channel.

Following an impressive four-year spell at Brighton, he earned a move to North London, signing a long-term deal with Tottenham, as reported by Sky Sports.

Bissouma has been a key figure for the club since the arrival of new manager Ange Postecoglu.

Mane scores brace to celebrate Senegal milestone

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Sadio Mane marked his hundredth Senegal appearance with a brace against South Sudan as the African Champions got off to a winning start in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Al-Nassr scored in both halves as the Teranga Lions strolled to a 4-0 win at the Abdoulaye Wade Stadium in Darkar.

Senegal needed just a minute to break the deadlock after Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder fired home the opener before Mane doubled the lead five minutes later after cleverly beating his marker to slot home from a Habib Diallo pass.

Salah scores four in Egypt win

Sports Brief also reported that Mohamed Salah scored a quadruple as Egypt eased past Djibouti in the opening Group A game of Africa's 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Liverpool winger scored a 27-minute hat-trick before adding his fourth of the game late as the Pharaohs strolled to a 6-0 win at home.

Mostafa Mohammed and Trezeguet crowned a spectacular performance for Egypt with two goals in the final 20 minutes of the match.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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