Wissam Ben Yedder

Wissam Ben Yedder
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Wissam Ben Yedder

Current Club: AS Monaco.

Previous Clubs: Sevilla, Toulouse, Alfortville, Saint-Denis.

Loan Clubs: N/A.

International: France 6 caps, 2 goals.

Trophies Won: N/A.

Not so long ago, Ben Yedder was a supremely talented player that had failed to make anything like the most of his talents. As a youngster he had been seen as a future superstar as he seemed to have everything needed to be a top class player.

However this season has been different as he is finally beginning to live up to the promise he showed as a young player. His pace and skill is suddenly being harnessed into a player who scores and creates chances for himself and others.

The sometimes petulant attitude seems to have gone as well, and now he looks to have matured into the player he should have been 5 years ago. The worry is that it is not a true maturity but just a short term improvement that will see him regress once more when the praise and adulation goes to his head, like it did when he was younger.

At 29 he really is in last chance saloon, but 9 goals in 10 Ligue 1 games so far this season suggests that Ben Yedder has got his act together, though it is far too late for him to have anything like the career that once seemed within his reach. It is understandable that he has not succeeded outside of the French league though, as there are a number of weaknesses in his game.

While he does have good vision and movement, his touch is not the best and he struggles to hold the ball up due to letting it get a little too far away from him, though he does disply strength to hold off opponents. And, while he has good vision, his ability to play the pass is lacking, he tends to get the pass wrong.

It will be too heavy or too light, slightly too much angle or too little, making it incredibly difficult for a teammate to get to and do anything with it. Ben Yedder is never going to be good enough on the ball to link up the play, so he is always going to be judged on how many he scores.

Unfortunately, at the top level, he is found wanting, as Ben Yedder has not worked enough on his technique to become the player he should have been. However he will always be a threat and his pace always makes him a handful for defenders to deal with.

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Written by Ed001 November 22 2019 08:39:19