Senegal and Poland go head to head today at 5pm (GMT+2), being the last two teams to enter the tournament.
The odds are higher for Poland in this game but we have a feeling that Senegal will have a strong chance of making it further in the competition than expected.
In this article, we can discuss the best players in Senegal that we can look out for in this year’s World Cup.
Sadio Mané (Liverpool FC)
The recent Champions League finalist will be leading the Lions of Teranga with his level of experience in strong teams of high leagues such as Liverpool.
In Liverpool he is a part of a deadly trio with Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, making him a much feared player to play against.
Sadio is a very quick player, being deadly on the counter attack.
Scoring goals is effortless for this star player and his ability to strike with both feet can be a game changer.
Kalidou Koulibaly (SSC Napoli)
This player is SSC Napoli’s rock centre back. He had an amazing season with Napoli, finishing 2nd in the Serie A – with a record of 91 points.
Kalidou scored a last minute header against Juventus which could have been crucial in winning the title, if Napoli had not failed to win their following games.
As like Senegal’s star player – SadioMané- he also has experience playing in high level leagues.
He is physically strong, tall and along with his skills he has the ability to intimidate the opposing team.
Idrissa Gana Gueye (Everton FC)
This strong player is Everton’s midfielder. He manages to grab the ball in midfield, running around his opponents, transitioning between defence and attack.
We could say that his playing skill and style is close to France’s Ngolo Kante.
As like the previous players, he also has experience playing in a big league such as Premier League.
Idrissa has good stamina with an eye for the ball. He is definitely a player to look out for in the Senegal team.
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham FC)
Cheikhou is highly recognised in West Ham FC, he has been starting each match in the Premier League for 4 years now.
His profile is complementary to Gueye’s, also being a threat on set pieces because he has great skills achieving headers.
Keita Balde (AS Monaco)
The last of the top 5 players to look out for is Keita Balde. He has been playing for Monaco since 2017.
He is a very quick and technical player, also having experience in Champions league.
Keita has a similar playing style to Mane, however he is not as successful as Mane is regarding scoring goals.
He is more physical than Mane which is also an important aspect to have.
Senegal has a few great players who have experience playing in tough leagues with large crowds.
These five players have a chance of leading the rest of the team through group stages as it is the first time since 2002 that Senegal has participated in the World Cup.
They will be striving to show the world what they can do.