Ghana striker Jordan Ayew has revealed he was fast losing his motivation to even train while at Olympique Marseille.
The 22-year-old is currently on loan at Sochaux where he appears to be at peace with himself again.
Jordanâ€™s had to move to French Ligue 1 strugglers due to his increasing bit part role at the Stade Velodrome.
And even though he is yet to score a goal for Sochaux, the Ghana international reveals he has regained his motivation for football â€“ something he confesses was difficult to come by during his time at Marseille.
"In Marseille, I woke up in the morning and I do not necessarily have the motivation to train, fortunately there were people like my brother to support me,â€ he revealed.
â€œIt was time to go to smile again.Â Here, I work two or three times because I feel good.â€
Ayew has started every Ligue 1 game since joining Sochaux on loan in January.
Les Lioncceaux remain deeply involved in the relegation dog fight in Ligue 1.