Admin l Wednesday, March 01, 2023
MUNICH – Sadio Mané hopes to be back in top shape after a long injury lay-off for Bayern Munich’s Champions League last 16 return leg against Paris Saint-Germain next week, and sees his team on par with other European top teams.
Senegal winger Mané was sidelined for almost four months with a right fibula injury that made him miss the World Cup. He made his comeback as a substitute in Bayern’s 3-0 Bundesliga victory against Union Berlin.
Mane told Wednesday’s edition of the Sport Bild weekly he hopes that more training days and playing on Saturday at VfB Stuttgart will make him ready for the date with PSG on March 8.
“I hope that I can have playing time quickly and can reach my form of the past heading into the return leg against PSG,” Mané said.
Bayern take a 1-0 lead into the second game against freshly-crowned World Footballer of the Year Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and company, and Mané believes that Bayern have the class to progress and go far in the elite event they last won in 2020.
“Our current team has shown what it is capable of. If you ask me whether we can compete with all teams: Definitely, I can’t see a team that is bigger than Bayern or unbeatable,” Mané said.