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Doku: I'm the best dribbler in Ligue 1

Sun 28 March 2021 | 14:48

The 18-year-old winger is delighted with the fact that his dribbling statistics are better than Neymar and Mbappe.

Jeremy Doku

joined

Rennes

from

Anderlecht

in October and since then he has established himself as a key player for the French side. The teenager has featured in 24 league matches for Rennes in their current campaign as they sit seventh in the Ligue 1 table with 44 points from their 30 matches. Doku says he is happy to be playing in the same league with big stars like

Neymar

and

Mbappe

.

“When I was little, it was often said that I dribbled too much. They would tell me to stop. But I kept going,"

he told

Het Laatste Nieuws

.

"This is one piece of advice I give to young dribblers: keep doing it, even if you don't get there right away. Don't hide. A lot of it depends on how confident you are. When I dribble, I know I go past my man half the time.

"I saw the statistics recently. I'm the best dribbler in Ligue 1. Not bad in a league with Neymar and Mbappe, eh?"

He added:

"High-level stars play here, the players are stronger and faster than in Belgium. You don't see a Neymar or an Mbappe in the Belgian league.

"Also, all teams can win here. Nantes recently won against PSG. Even the 'small' teams would do very well in Belgium."

Doku has scored only one league goal in his 24 appearances for Rennes. However, the youngster says the game is not all about scoring and he wouldn’t be a part of his team if he was not playing well.

"It's mostly people who look at the statistics. People in Belgium know very well that I haven't scored much in the past. I'm not Zlatan Ibrahimovic,"

he said.

"Be careful, I understand that there are criticisms when we only look at the stats. But those who watch every game know I'm doing well. Otherwise, I wouldn't always be in the starting XI, right?"

Rennes will play their next Ligue 1 game against

Reims

on April 4.


source: SportMob