2022-11-24 17:07:18

Koulibaly: When Man speaks, Senegal listens

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By Stats Perform

Sadio Man remains a key influence on Senegals World Cup campaign despite his absence, with Kalidou Koulibaly revealing the forward is in constant contact with the national team. The Bayern Munich forward was ruled out of Qatar 2022 after undergoing surgery for a leg injury sustained in a Bundesliga game with Werder Bremen on 8 November .

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It has been a cruel blow for player and country, with Mans penalty in their qualifying play-off against Egypt earlier this year having been decisive in taking Senegal to Qatar 2022. But despite his absence, Koulibaly says the forward is still a regular, virtual presence around the squad, helping to raise their game and keep them focused.

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