Barrada is more than a second choice12 dec 2015
Involved in the first three goals of OM in Liberec Thursday, Abdelaziz Barrada splashed the last match of the Europa League group stage in his class. It is also not for nothing if it is in the UEFA team of this type 6 th day .
on the Omnipresent ground, the Moroccan international was first issued two assists on the goals of Batshuayi (13th) and Nkoudou (43rd) , before giving a definitive advantage on the team after the break of subtle lobe of the right foot in the surface (48th) .
His offensive contribution in the Czech Republic appears clearly in the statistics of the match. With 34 assists in the attacking half, more than any other player, he demonstrated its growing contribution to the game of OM. Above all, six of those passes led shot, two of which were converted into goal. Also note, its five centers in the game.
But Barrada has not been content to attack. He ran as much to help his team defensively, as evidenced by his five tackles and his eight won duels.
Confined to a substitute role in recent times, especially after the rise of Cabella, Abdelaziz Barrada took his troubles patiently. Always of equal mood, midfielder went through this period without complaining. He worked diligently every day, standing by to be able to respond effectively when his coach turned to him. Besides Lassana Diarra and Steve Mandanda, Abdelaziz Barrada, aged 26 years old, is one of the most experienced players from the Olympian locker-room. He knows what happens during a season, with its ups and downs.
" I am very happy with my performance tonight. I received a shot against Montpellier, I could relax, but I insisted to play this game. It was close to my heart ," he said after the game in Liberec . Although it took hard work, we did it. He also says " he was ready to play at any position where the coach asks me to change. " As an offensive midfielder, accustomed to move behind the striker in playmaker, he was able to grasp his chance by replacing Alessandrini brilliantly right side, an unusual position for him.
In two meetings, Abdelaziz Barrada reaffirmed its willingness and demonstrated all his qualities as a player. He is now without a doubt one of the first names checked by Michel when determining his composition.