Ederson wishes Mane well after recovering from horror tackle
The shot-stopper bears no ill-feeling towards his opponent, despite requiring stitches after catching the Liverpool forward’s boot to his face.
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has revealed he wished Sadio Mane well after receiving a call from the Liverpool forward in the aftermath of a horror tackle which left him with stitches in his face.
Mane was shown his marching orders in the Reds’ 5-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium earlier in September after catching Ederson in the face with his boot as the pair contested a high ball outside the penalty area.
“Yes, I had contact with him, he sent me a message,” Ederson told reporters.
He added: “I ended up having a hard hit in the face, but in the same week, I was ready to play in Champions League.
“But I was always conscious, even if I had my face a little bit swollen. But after a week it was normal again. In the same week, I was ready to play in Champions League. I faced that game full of confidence again, without any fear and happy for the result we achieved.”