Mane Comments On Seeing Red After Horror Tackle
Sadio Mane Comments On Seeing Red After Horror Tackle
Liverpool star Sadio Mane has commented on his challenge on Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson which saw him sent off.
In the 5-0 defeat to the Citizens last weekend, the Senegal international was shown a straight red by referee Jon Moss after he caught the Brazilian goalkeeper in the face with a high boot.
Talking after the Red’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, the African star said he didn’t expect to be dismissed by the match official.
"Honestly, I was focusing more on the goalkeeper than the card, and when I saw the red card I was surprised because I was expecting a yellow card," Mane told Sky Sports.
"But I'll accept it and try to forget it. I was going for the ball, and I didn't have the intention to hurt him because I'm not that kind of player. I wish him a quick recovery.
"It's not easy for me because I love to play football and I enjoy helping my team to win games."
The former Southampton star was given a three match domestic ban, meaning he will miss the Merseyside club's games against Burnley and the Leicester City.
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