Caen commander Alaeddine Yahia’s appraisal of his previous fellow team member Thomas Lemar, conveyed to beIN Sports after the 20-year-old came back with Monaco on Friday night, originated from the heart. Yahia’s words, in any case, were as precise, as they were all around expected.
After all Lemar, one of the disclosures of the Ligue 1 season, had quite recently demonstrated it direct. Having scored the opener for Leonardo Jardim’s side with a heavenly free-kick from extent that again underlined his ability, he brought his hands up in semi-statement of regret to the fans at the Stade Michel d’Ornano. To finish the cap trap of showing Yahia’s focuses, he reconvened with his old partners in the middle circle toward the end, trading some well-intentioned joshing – yet with the accomplished Yahia and Damien Da Silva doing the talking, and Lemar for the most part grinning and listening carefully.
It clarified a considerable measure of what may somehow or another be hazy. In his fifteenth begin of the Ligue 1 season, Lemar’s objective made him Monaco’s joint driving scorer – close to another incredible youthful ability, Bernardo Silva – with five. For a player who had just made six top-flight begins before touching base at the Stade Louis II in the mid year, it’s a stellar ascent.
Achievement has barely been given to Lemar on a plate this battle, either. Coming into a domain of prestige, however very personality boggling volumes of player turnover, the midfielder has built up himself as one of Jardim’s go-to men just by his own quality of will. He has made himself a spot in the line-up essentially by requesting it with his exhibitions, assuming liability from the off, appearing for the ball in open play and bossing set pieces.
Lemar has flourished in spite of another strand of unsteadiness, which is that of his own part. He has been used to work like anything as a part of for all intents and purposes each part crosswise over assault and midfield this season – separated from guarded stay and focus forward – and flourished everywhere. Coherently, his future is most likely in focal midfield, with a 83.7% pass achievement rate as of now (with regards to a side which doesn’t play an ownership based amusement), 1.2 key passes for each diversion (2 in the Europa League), and 1.5 handles. The flexibility of his aptitudes, however, is clear in his pace and his spilling capacity (1.8 spills for each match).
It’s all proof of the dynamite work that Caen do with their youths, with Lorient’s Raphaël Guerreiro originating from the institute and additionally the observed N’Golo Kanté, who left the club for Leicester the previous summer. Giving players like Lemar and Kanté the wings as Caen’s philosophical mentor Patrice Garande disclosed to Luis Fernandez after the match, however it is to his colossal credit that his side have recovered and even advanced.
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This throbbing match was never in threat – even after the opening objective – of transforming into The Thomas Lemar Show. Caen have decidedly a lot about them for that. Confronting a side that have just lost twice far from the Principality this season, they reacted with force after twice going behind, even without their banned top scorer Andy Delort.
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