Recruited for 17 million euros this summer, the Dutch international hope Myron Boadu (14 caps, 11 goals) released his counter in Ligue 1 on the lawn of Angers on Wednesday. A goal that could finally launch his adventure with the Principality club.
A few hours before returning to the Netherlands for the Europa League match against PSV on October 21 (2-1), Aurélien Tchouaméni addresses his striker: “He came to see me and said ‘Watch “We are your qualities. In the locker room everyone knows them,” rewinds Myron Boadu. It was important for me because Aurélien is a great player in our team, I have a lot of respect for him. ” Parole followed by consequences.
Because it is on the lawn of Philips-Stadion that the former Alkmaar striker scored his first but Monegasque. But as it is launched, Boadu experiences new difficulties. Awkwardness in front of goal, off-beat calls, light in duels, he struggles to be effective, wipes his first whistles at the Louis-II stadium. But he does not lose the confidence of his trainer, calling for patience. “He is a young player who is discovering a new country, a new way of playing, he needs time, moderates Kovac for months followed by Benoît Badiashile, his teammate’s defender after the return match against PSV (0-0 ): “It’s hard to say that Myron was not good, he is not served a lot. It’s our attackers in general that we’re having a hard time finding, not just Myron. “
The confidence of Kovac and the support of Stengs
On November 19 against Lille, Niko Kovac once again decided to trust his recruit, at the big jump-off of Wissam Ben Yedder. The Croatian technician justifies his choice by Boadu’s good performance in training, during the international break, the Dutch hope having remained on the Rock for lack of being called up for selection. Once again in difficulty, he was replaced by Ben Yedder fifteen minutes from the end, enough for the captain to save them in the 83rd by equalizing (2-2).
The Batavian does not lose hope, nor does his entourage. Friend and ex-teammate at Alkmaar, Calvin Stengs supports him: “I talk to him often, assures the current player of the neighboring club OGC Nice. We have a common discussion group with all our friends. He had moments difficult but he also has to adapt. I know the qualities of Myron, he has scored a lot of goals for his age at our old club and I know he can do it here too. I hope he will do it as long as it’s not against us but I know his qualities and I know it’s going to come. “
The deliverance arrived last Wednesday, on the Angevin lawn of Raymond-Kopa. Superbly served by the outside of Kevin Volland’s left foot, the number 9 controls the chest behind Manceau’s back and adjusts Petkovic with a cross shot from the right. Released, he celebrates in front of Monegasque supporters who came in large numbers, before being surrounded and congratulated by his partners. “I’m grateful to the coach for always trusting me. For me that’s the most important choice. If he trusts me I don’t care what people say. When I’m on the pitch I don’t care what people say. also play a little for him, affirmed the evening scorer at the end of the match. I always felt that I was close to scoring this first goal in Ligue 1, it is done. I hope it will be a click , we must now continue to work hard. ” In order to be up to the investment placed in it.