Edouard Mendy blamed for both of Netherlands’ goals during Senegal’s World Cup defeat as Chelsea goalkeeper questioned

    Edouard Mendy’s goalkeeping questioned as his two errors contributed to Senegal’s World Cup defeat to the Netherlands.

    The Senegal and Chelsea keeper was found wanting for both of the Dutch team’s two goals, which were all Louis van Gaal’s side needed to beat their opponents on Monday.

    Mendy misjudged Netherland’s first shot on target

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    Mendy misjudged Netherland’s first shot on target

    Before making another error for their second goal

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    Before making another error for their second goal

    The tie had been relatively even, and with ten minutes of the game left, the Senegal glovesman came off his line to jump and collect the ball.

    But Mendy misjudged the cross from Frenkie de Jong as Cody Gakpo jumped up in to head the ball through the keeper’s hands and into the goal – the Netherland’s first shot on target in the game.

    Things then went from bad to worse for the Blues star as the game ticked into the ninth minute of added time.

    As Mendy got down to his right to bring the ball into his body to block Memphis Depay’s effort, he parried the ball straight into the path Davy Klaassen, who slotted it home on the rebound.

    It was an afternoon to forget for Senegal and Mendy, and talkSPORT pundit Lianne Sanderson was left concerned about the Chelsea star’s uncharacteristic performance.

    After already highlighting the fault he made for the first goal, the ex-Lionesses star said on commentary for talkSPORT 2: “Again I’m going to ask questions of Mendy.

    Mendy has had an inconsistent season with Chelsea before coming to represent his country in Qatar

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    Mendy has had an inconsistent season with Chelsea before coming to represent his country in Qatar

    “It wasn’t that strong a shot by Memphis, he almost pea-rolled it back to Klaassen. He’s got to do better there.”

    “I think both the goals were Edouard Mendy’s fault.”

    Mendy has had a mixed season with Chelsea so far, with Graham Potter originally opting to start a revitalised Kepa Arrizabalaga between the sticks instead.

    However after being put back in for the last three games before the Premier League paused for the World Cup following Kepa’s injury, Chelsea did win their Champions League tie against Dinamo Zagreb, but also lost all three league games.

    Mendy and Senegal will be hoping to improve on their opening tie when they face Qatar on Friday at 1pm – live on talkSPORT.

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