Matches 12 December 2019, 17:57

Wissam Ben Yedder : "The most important thing is the collective"

Wissam Ben Yedder : "The most important thing is the collective"
Wissam Ben Yedder answered questions from journalists before moving to Angers, giving an opportunity to take stock of his excellent first half of the season; here are the excerpts.
My goal is to play well at every match; today finds me successful in this. I'm happy, even if we still have things to settle to find our best balance on the pitch.
I am not focused on the ranking of top scorers, the most important thing is the collective, so that we can win match after match and play for the top five places. After that, then inevitably I am happy when I score and the team wins.
We are not yet stable, we still have improvements to be made to be better, especially away from home. We are working on it, the coach is putting all that into place. Now there are two league matches before the break, it's a moment where we have to take points and then come back and start a good second half.

I do not have a preferred side, I try to play all the balls that are playable. The goal against Amiens was instinct. I had the ball, I had to decide, find a solution, everything was done very quickly ...
We must not focus on a single player, because we are a collective above all, but we know that Islam Slimani is an important part of the team. We will need him in the big matches. Today he is back, I'm happy for him and for the team. It is true that we have a good complementary relationship, we work well together on the pitch. He knows how to score and set up others, it's a plus to have him with us.
I have ambitions and goals for Euro 2020, it's clear, but before then there will be a lot to consider ... Today the priority is to focus on the matches in the league that are ahead and to continue to perform well.

Today the coach can use different schemes, different systems; it is up to us to adapt. I can play alone up front or with another striker in support, I can also play as a ten, I have different positions, it does not pose a problem.
AS Monaco was my team when I was little and fate wanted me to sign here. I am happy about that. The important thing is always to stay yourself, which I have done wherever I went. My journey was not easy, but it's also what makes it beautiful. Now, I'm looking ahead, thinking about the present and the things that will come through the work we do today.
Rise. Risk. Repeat.