A few hours before the semi-final first leg of the Champions League that Chelsea play against Real Madrid (7 p.m.), Edouard Mendy, the Blues goalkeeper returned to his secret with the clean sheets.
22 clean sheets in 36 games in all competitions with Chelsea, this is the record of the Senegalese international under the colors of the Stamford Bridge team. And Mendy gave the recipe for his success in the cages.
“I know I made a lot of clean sheets but I’m not counting them. Because it’s not something that I make my own. The goalkeeper is important as the guy in front is at the end of the action, ”admitted the 28-year-old goalkeeper first.
Then Edouard Mendy credited all his own sheets to a collective performance rather than individual as the general opinion believes. “At the end of the day, it’s me who has to make the saves, yes. But in front of me, there is a whole structure, ten players who move and complicate the task of the opponent. It’s a team performance and not something I can own on my own. »See you this evening in front of Karim Benzema and company.