AS Monaco chose to send Wissam Ben Yedder (30) to a press conference this Friday a few days after the defeat against Olympique Lyonnais (2-3, 35th day of Ligue 1) and a few hours away from the trip on the lawn of the Stade de Reims (36th day). And the striker, 19 goals on the clock in L1 this season, first wanted to call for calm, sending a very clear message: ASM has its destiny in its hands. “There is no calculation to do, if we win our three matches, we are sure to stay third”, he blurted out before hammering.
“I have the impression that this defeat has changed a lot of things, you have the right to express yourself, me, I am focused on the team, we feel good, better. We lost, it’s true. The math is simple, again. We’re on the podium. If we win all our matches, we will stay there. (…) We did not take any blow to the head, we lost a match, it’s true, we never had any pressure, we are not going to have any now. We take match after match, we’ll see at the end of the season “, he added.
An indecisive future
Fully focused on the podium goal, the international tricolor (12 caps, 2 goals) also spoke about his personal statistics, he who reached against OL the bar of 100 career goals in the French league (in 216 matches) . “I’m very happy to have reached 100 goals in L1, I had that dream. The 100 goals are good. But I have no limit, I will continue to score. I am proud, yes, it gives me great pleasure ”, he said before continuing. “I want to continue. There are always new challenges, new challenges. I will try to be always in good shape in the collective, the goals will follow ”, he said.
And the question of whether he dreams of playing the Champions League with the princely club next season, the native of Sarcelles, under contract until June 2024, has been evasive to say the least. “Today is all too far away. We are all together, we are trying to have a very, very good season, we have an important match against Reims. We will see where we will be at the end of the season. I feel very, very good here at AS Monaco. The future, I can’t tell you too much, I don’t know much about it. What matters is the match against Reims ”, he concluded. Mystery and suspense therefore.