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Sadio Mane reaches new low at Bayern Munich as he fails to live up to expectations



Sadio Mane hits new low at Bayern Munich as he falls short of expectations

Senegal striker Sadio Mane joined Bayern Munich from Liverpool in the summer but hasn’t reached the same heights he did in his six years at Anfield.

Former Liverpool star Sadio Mane hit a new low in Bayern Munich’s final game before the international break when leveled at half-time by manager Julian Nagelsmann.

Mane joined Bayern in the summer after six years at Anfield in Liverpool and has gotten off to a good start in Bayern life. However, since picking up an injury that kept him out of the World Cup, the Senegal international has found things difficult.

The 30-year-old returned to action at the end of February, making three appearances from the bench before earning a deserved start against Augsburg and Bayer Leverkusen. However, he failed to score in every game and made room for the break as his side lost at the BayArena on Sunday.

According to Sport1, Nagelsmann wants more from his summer signing, although it is suspected that injury is not the only reason for Mane’s problems. The Senegalese is said to be feeling the effects of several years in which he barely missed a game at Liverpool, although there are other theories elsewhere.

The Liverpool Echo have referenced Liverpool’s four-time chase from last season which could affect Mane. The squad members who remained at Anfield struggled to repeat last season’s effort as Jurgen Klopp’s side chased four trophies in the final month of the season but ended up winning some two.

Mane and his Liverpool teammates were denied the Premier League title on the final day of play before losing to Real Madrid in the Champions League final. They have won both domestic cups but this year the Reds will leave empty-handed. Will Sadio Mane find his form at Bayern Munich? Share your opinion in the comments section

Despite recent struggles, Mane is full of praise for Nagelsmann. The striker has scored 11 goals in all competitions this season under his new club manager and also netted for Senegal during the international break in September.

“Klop is Klop. He’s a mix of old and new generation,” Mane told DAZN. He has so much experience and his life revolves around football, but he is also demanding. Sometimes very, very, very, very. He is very emotional and sometimes cries. Almost ready to fight.

“(Nagelsmann) is rather calmer. I don’t see big differences in football. They like high pressing types of players because their teams are tall. It’s easier for me because in my career I’ve had almost only German coaches.”

Mane is back in Senegal’s squad for their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers as they prepare for their title defence. Thereafter, he will have the chance to solidify his reputation at Bayern as they battle for glory on three fronts

Nagelsmann’s side are one point off the top of the table ahead of meeting leaders Borussia Dortmund in April. They are also in the quarter-finals of the German Cup, where they face Freiburg, while Manchester City await the round of 16 of the Champions League.