AS Monaco’s victory on the OGC Nice turf this Sunday in Ligue 1 (0-1) was marked by a surprising sequence with Wissam Ben Yedder. Left on the bench, the Blues striker suddenly returned to the locker room at the end of the second period. Before explaining to his coach Philippe Clément at the final whistle.
Fifteen minutes from the end, Wissam Ben Yedder suddenly got off the bench, before taking off his number 10 flocked shirt, throwing it to the ground and heading to Allianz Rivera’s locker room. The closed face.
What creates some discomfort during the derby between Nice and Monaco, this Sunday, during the sixth day of Ligue 1 (1-0). Replacing this poster among Southeastern neighbors, the French international (19 appearances, three goals) looked annoyed among his teammates.
After leaving the field in a black tank top that covered his upper torso, Ben Yedder returned moments later in a light purple shirt (like the color of the ASM shirt). He then resumed his seat on the bench. He still looks upset.
At the final whistle, the 32-year-old striker had a verbal explanation with Philippe Clement. The Belgian coach seemed to want to relax the attacker, surrounding him with his arms, without much success. Ben Yedder responded by speaking with great gestures.
“Wissam had to go to the bathroom”
When asked about this in the post-match conference, Clement tried to downplay the incident. With a rather surprising excuse. “My staff told me that Wissam had to go to the bathroom. After the match I saw him celebrate with his teammates and our fans. With Wissam Ben Yedder there is absolutely nothing,” said the Belgian coach. , admitting not to have seen the picture of his player throwing the shirt on the ground and returning to the locker room.
The Monegasque coach then justified his choice to leave the former Sevilla player on the bench in the Lair of the Gym: “We needed a different style of play today. And then, last season, when Wissam played every three days, we didn’t he did so many goals, he will play on Thursday (on the lawn of the Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League, ed), it’s simple (…) It’s a rotation like with De Bruyne or Mahrez (at Manchester City), as in all the big clubs. have 100% Wissam on every stock, that’s how it is “. Since the start of the season, Ben Yedder has started five of ASM’s eight games (in all competitions). Scoring once.