Mory Diaw, taking off in Ligue 1, ambition for the Senegal selection

Author of a huge match against Paris-Saint Germain on Saturday September 30 with Clermont, the Senegalese Mory Diaw confirms his performances from last season. Above all, he looks more and more credible as the starting goalkeeper for the Senegal selection at a time when Edouard Mendy has been feverish for several matches.

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The praise poured in on him at the end of the match like the Parisian attacks a few minutes earlier. “ When he (Mory Diaw) We get out of matches like that, we know that not much can happen to us. He did the job as he knows how to do it », applauded the captain of Clermont, Johan Gastien. The Senegalese international goalkeeper had indeed just defeated, almost single-handedly, the Paris Saint-Germain armada. Facing attackers Dembélé, Mbappé, Kolo Muani, Ramos and even defender Danilo, Mory Diaw was imperial, making 10 saves to give his team the point of the draw (0-0) and score a score of 9 on 10 in everyday life The Team.

Regular and confident

Sidate Sarr is currently coach of Sonacos de Diourbel (Senegalese League 1). He was a goalkeeper trainer between 2012 and 2015 during the transition of Alain Giresse and at the start of the Cissé era. He is far from being surprised by the performances of the Lion of Clermont. “I had already checked Mory Diaw’s name in 2015 while he was in the youth teams at PSG. His current performances comfort me in our idea at the time. The match against PSG is only a confirmation of his clear progress over the past year, he is regular and confident “, he said.

Diaw made his highest number of saves in a Ligue 1 match against PSG, but this is not a surprise for the man who had already achieved a big performance last season, notably stopping four penalties.

When he arrived in Clermont a year ago, Mory Diaw was nevertheless escorted by many questions if not doubts about his ability to win in the French Championship. This is because the native of Poissy returned to France, seven years after his departure from his training club, PSG, and after a career which had led him to exercise his talent in the Portuguese second division (CD Mafra), in Bulgarian first division (Lokomotiv Plodiv) and even in the Swiss fourth division (United Zurich).

No to Saudi Arabia

Today, the struggle is behind him, and the goalkeeper intends to climb higher and make up for lost time. This is undoubtedly why he refused a financially attractive offer from Saudi Arabia this summer.

Mory Diaw, who discovered the Senegal national team, after a call-up in September 2022, has only one selection, against Brazil last June. But with his regular performances, many observers believe he deserves more.

To the point of threatening the holder and African champion Edouard Mendy? Sidate Sarr does not want to comment and especially insists on the quality and the reservoir of goalkeepers that Senegal has. “ We talk about Diaw, but there is also Pape Mamadou Sy, the goalkeeper of the Lions who won the Chan, Landing Badji, African U20 champion goalkeeper “. Certainly, but for the moment, it is Diaw who hovers above all these beautiful people.

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