Ghana and Olympique Marseille midfielder, Andre Ayew says he now speaks up more on the pitch because of his senior role in the team.
The left sided midfielder has enjoyed an improvement in recent performances after a slow start to the season following surgery to his shoulder.
He has scored four goals for Les Phoneceens in their march to the top of the French Ligue 1.
"It has been about ten years now that I've been at the club, including the youth academy, and I have a different role now. I speak up more and the senior players listen to me more. When I have something to say, I go directly to the person concerned.”
The player who will be representing Ghana at the Nations Cup in South Africa in January also spoke about the improvements in the game of younger brother, Jordan, even though he was dropped from the final squad named by Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah.
"Jordan has been there or thereabouts for some time now, and he has had time to do a lot of hard work. He has been very tough mentally, especially this year because a lot has been said about him. He's still very young to be playing at OM, with all the pressure that it entails. He has managed to deal with it well, and gradually carve out a place in the side. It hasn't been easy but he has done it."