Effective scorer of a Monegasque formation who returned close to the Ligue 1 podium, Wissam Ben Yedder will have no gift from his coach.
With nine goals to his credit this season in Ligue 1, Wissam Ben Yedder is only two lengths behind the leader of this ranking, Jonathan David (Lille). This is to say if the international striker of AS Monaco succeeds in good performances. However, this does not allow him to be an indisputable holder, proof that he was on the sidelines during the Principality’s last two matches in the league, Niko Kovac preferring Myron Boadu, at least to start the meetings. Before crossing the road with Paris Saint-Germain, Sunday evening at the Parc des Princes, the coach of the Monaco club, who twice beat PSG last season, refused to say if he was going to insist by preferring Boadu to Ben Yedder. But Kovac still sent a very clear message to his 31-year-old striker and captain. Because if he leaves the latter on the sidelines, it is not for nothing.
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Faced with the media, this Saturday, Niko Kovac admitted that he was determined to obtain a more muscular defensive involvement from his star striker, especially against a formation like Paris. ” I want to see good defense from all my players. On offense, I know it’s easy. But what do you do when you don’t have the ball? This is the key. I expect Wissam Ben Yedder to defend, like Sofiane Diop for example. With the ball there is no problem, but without the ball I ask for more. We are not the best team in Europe so there has to be a balance between attack and defense. “, Courteously but firmly made understand the coach of AS Monaco, aware that against PSG everyone must make an effort.