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Reasons Kepa did not greet Mendy on his arrival at Abu Dhabi ahead of Club World Cup semi-final clash with Al Hilal

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Reasons Kepa did not greet Mendy on his arrival at Abu Dhabi ahead of Club World Cup semi-final clash with Al Hilal

Kepa didn’t show excitement at Edouard Mendy arrival in Abu Dhabi after the AFCON 2021 success in Cameroon, he stopped frown his face and didn’t greet Mendy as other teammates did.

Kepa didn’t want Mendy to bench him at the Club World Cup this time, that what I think of as it stopped angry with him.

Mendy shared footage of himself atop a bus as it made its way through the streets of Dakar, with supporters dancing, waving flags and basking in Aliou Cisse’s side’s triumph.

He has linked up with Chelsea teammates  ahead of their Club World Cup tie in Abu Dhabi.

The Premier League club shared a video of the goalkeeper returning to camp, with team-mates clapping and cheering for the stopper after his exploits with his national team.

Mendy can be seen hugging Jorginho, as well as greeting Matteo Kovacic and Antonio Rudiger in the video.

The goalkeeper can pick up a second trophy in a matter of days with Thomas Tuchel’s side striving to win their first ever Club World Cup.

The Blues played in this tournament 10 years ago, but lost out to Brazilian side Corinthians in the final in Yokohama.

Chelsea face Al Hilal in the semi-final tonight and Blues assistant Zsolt Low was unable to confirm whether Mendy would feature in the last-four clash.

‘He has to arrive first, we have to check him and talk to him,’ Low said yesterday. ‘We’ll see if it’s possible he plays, maybe.

‘The celebration was very important for him and all African players to win. He’s very happy to do an amazing performance and also very important for him to celebrate with his teammates.

 

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