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Ghana striker Jordan Ayew acknowledges increasing maturity since joining Sochaux

Published on: 02 March 2014
Jordan Ayew's rash temperament has piped down

By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu

Ghana striker Jordan Ayew believes he is increasingly evolving into the matured player everyone wants him to be.

The 22-year-old came off the bench to score his first goal for Sochaux in the 2-0 win over Bordeaux.

The son of Ghana legend Abedi Pele had started all seven games since arriving on loan from Olympique Marseille prior to Saturday’s win.

Jordan has been involved in spats with teammates, opponents and coaches during his time at Marseille.

His temperament however appears to have piped down since joining Sochaux under the guidance of coach Herve Renard.

The 22-year-old has acknowledged the significant changes he is going through in his bid to become an all-round complete player after scoring his first Sochaux goal within two minutes of his introduction.

"Not so long ago, if I'd been told I wouldn't be starting a game then I'd have cried scandal,” he said.

“Now I've matured and when the coach told me I'd be on the bench I didn't say anything. I think I've been rewarded for my efforts."


This article has 2 comment(s), give your comment
  • koffers says:
    March 03, 2014 12:59 am
    glad to hear that you maturing at your own pace, brig that same attitude to the blackstar's camp and it shall be well with you. this is your year to blossom as your brother did 4 yrs ago.
  • CEREBRAL says:
    March 03, 2014 02:24 am
    I do not understand why players sometimes ignore strategy and just want to start for starting sake. Great coaches may start their best strikers off the bench. It's actually easier for a great striker to score from the bench, because they are fresh against tired defenders. Examples are Mayuka scoring against Ghana in Zambia came off the bench. Gedo came off the bench to score against Ghana in the finals in Angola. It is the duty of the coach to educate players why they should be corporative coming off the bench.