Belaili, “The Mental and the Physical Make the Difference”

Youcef Belaili, who was struggling when he arrived in Brest, picks up momentum towards the end of the season. In an interview with the official SB29 website, he looks back on these few months in France.

He needed time to acclimate, he got it and he got it. Youcef Belaili has performed well in Ligue 1 in recent weeks. He has scored two goals and provided one assist in the last four games before winning the Player of the Month title in Brest. The Greens national player explains.

“I am confident”

After a difficult start and a missed penalty, the former Qatar SC regained their effectiveness on the pitch: ” Thanks to the physical, he explained. I have worked a lot since I arrived here. There is a gap between Qatar and Europe in that area, but I have confidence in myself and I know that if I’m in good shape, I can do great things. Today, I gotta be at 70% it keeps going up.”

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I like being one on one on the left, going inside and scoring, and it’s even better when it’s spectacular. But what really allowed me to make this gesture is this I’m confident in my headI feel comfortable and able to perform such spontaneous actions, especially with my improving shape.” he said of his goal against Monaco last weekend.

Since arriving at Les Pirates, Belaili has often been used by Michel Der Zakarian on the left wing, a position he likes. “ But I play on the left or behind the striker I prefer to play on the left go in. And there is more space on the side, while there are more people in the middle. And I don’t mind defending on the wing “.

About his visit to Angers (2018) and the bad experience he will say: ” Angers didn’t give me time to play (45 minutes played in the League Cup). I stayed four months I was not used but I had to be fit for the national team. So I went to Tunisia, where I won two African Champions Leagues (with ES Tunis) and also the CAN with the national team. I didn’t hesitate to come to Brest, I wanted to prove that I could play in Europe. I had four suggestions I talked about it with my father and we decided to go to Brest. »


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