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Jordan Ayew credits Marseille boss for his rising form

Published on: 13 November 2012

Jordan Ayew has heaped praise on Marseille boss Elie Baup for his growing confidence with the French Lique 1 outfit.

The 20-year-old has improved tremendously this season where he has scored fives time for the French giants.

The Black Stars striker, who was nearly sent out on loan at the start of the season, has attributed his resurgence to the  leadership of coach Baup.

“He's come in and brought an air of calm. He's worked a lot on attitude, and I think it's reaping its benefits now,” Ayew said

“I'm improving slowly, as I have done under various coaches, but the coach now tries to give all the forwards confidence.

"I'm a striker. That's the position I prefer. If the coach wants me to play on the left or the right, I do it. I'm not saying that I absolutely want to play through the middle, but I prefer it.

“I can also play on the flanks though. I'm available for the coach, and he makes the decisions.''

Ayew is expected to play for Ghana at the 2013 African Cup of Nations to be held in South Africa.


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  • Chale' 1 says:
    November 13, 2012 09:34 am
    I'm happy for you dawg. Things can only get better from here. Keep stiving for greatness... A few weeks ago some idiots were advising Jordan to leave Marseille now look at how he is blossoming under constructive, progressive leadership. We need to take a lesson from this. Sometimes it takes just a little bit of patience for things to fall into place. Lets have patience with our coach and team. Things can only pick up from here.
  • D LIGHT says:
    November 13, 2012 10:13 am
    He is so far the only striker in Gh wit the Skills of a Winger. He throws so many options b4 the Coach as he can operate from LEFT-RIGHT & CENTER. Such playerz r rare to find these days. In spain they r called 'MEDIAPUNTA'. The reason for his Topsy-Turvy per4mance for the BS is b'cos of the Lack of a real midfield Orchestrator- a Final or a Decisive passer like Oscar & Ozil. He is a player who likes to xploit spaces wit pace n dazzle wit his skills b4 going 4 the Killer. He is not the orthodox type of 9 dat only hover in the 16 box. He loves to cut-inn and Shoot outside the 18... So for him to click into full gear, he must b used as the arrow head in a 4-2-3--'1' formation or a 4-1-2-1-2 formation- which demands quick passes and high pressure soccer. The counter- attacking style
  • Pike says:
    November 13, 2012 10:48 am
  • T r o y says:
    November 13, 2012 12:38 pm
    Honestly speaking Jordan Ayew will be Ghana's finest Striker ever. I'm only Praying for the Big Teams like Madrid, Arsenal,Manu,and others to see what this young man has got in him. Wishing all the best. @D LIGHT I like your analysis.
  • real sabacious says:
    November 13, 2012 01:57 pm
    Big up D-light!u said it all
  • Great says:
    November 13, 2012 02:50 pm
    Jordan ayew will be one of de players 2 watch in AFCON 2013. AA must use him at de positions he does well!
  • Zap says:
    November 13, 2012 03:17 pm
    AA is tactically bankrupt to see the potential in this young man and use him for that purpose. That is the problem we have.
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