Ghana superstar Andre Ayew has admitted that he is not yet at his best fitness level but has vowed to regain his best form ahead of the World Cup in June after recovering from injury.
The 24-year-old made his return to action for his French club Marseille over the weekend after a three-month injury-induced absence.
The son of legend Abedi Pele came on as a substitute in their 3-0 win over Bastia in the Ligue 1 marking his first game since suffering the knee injury in November.
Ayew suffered the injury while on international duty with the Black Stars in the second-leg of the World Cup playoff against Egypt in November.
With the World Cup looming, Ayew admits that he is not yet at his best form but wants to work gradually to regain his best form for the World Cup.
â€œPhysically, Iâ€™m not at the top but it will get better gradually," said, Ayew, who is one of Ghana's top players for the World Cup.
â€œI do not want to skip steps. I want to thank all the staff who helped me regain the strength to return so quickly.â€
Ayew is expected to continue his recovery in their match against St Etienne on Saturday.