‘It’s amazing’ – Tennis legend Rafael Nadal sends fascinating message to Liverpool star forward Sadio Mane
The reds forward Sadio Mane have been delighted with messages of congratulations, one coming from tennis icon Rafael Nadal after guiding Senegal to AFCON glory.
Mane has returned to the Anfield outfit following his involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal. He also participated in the Liverpool 1 – 0 win against Burnley where he performed averagely.
Mane helped Senegal win the tournament for the first time in their history, scoring the decisive penalty in the shoot-out in the final against Mohamed Salah’s Egypt.
Senegal’s victory at AFCON coincided with Nadal winning the Australian Open in Melbourne, which saw Nadal claiming a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title.
While during the AFCON tournament, Mane sent a video message to Nadal, congratulating the Spaniard for his milestone success in Melbourne.
He said: “I watched [the 2022 Australian Open final]. You were unbelievable. And, hopefully, we are also going to make it tomorrow.”
‘Make it’ referred to Senegal winning the AFCON, which of course they did, and Nadal sent a message back to Mane to congratulate the Liverpool forward.
The big Real Madrid fan expressed his admiration for Sadio Mane’s achievements and hoped that the pair could meet soon.
“I want to congratulate you. It’s amazing that you achieved the Africa Cup, I think, for the first time,” said Nadal in a short video.
“I am very happy for you. I wish you all the very best.
“Enjoy this incredible achievement, and I hope one day we will meet. See you soon”.