Samuel Piette expands his range

Samuel Piette expands his range

In the last six seasons we’ve had time to discover Samuel Piette’s defensive talent, but this season we’re finding that he can also contribute offensively.

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His two assists in the last two games show that his range is wider than we can imagine.

“I wanted to bring something more into my game,” said Piette on Thursday. I’ve always had that, but it wasn’t always possible with the players we had or the style we played.

“The center I put in Romell [à Houston]yes, you need the middle, but you also need a player on the other end to put it in, otherwise my middle isn’t worth much, and we’re not going to talk about that today.

thanks to others

It’s not for nothing that Piette wears the captain’s armband, he can step aside to let his teammates take the limelight. So he doesn’t want to take all the credit.

He also uses the opportunity to underline the offensive quality of the team and, above all, the offensive diversity.

“Before these two assists, I was able to contribute something offensively without being decisive.”

“We have so much attacking quality and so many options, we don’t just have a Nacho Piatti or a Romell Quioto. We have Djordje Mihailovic, we have Mason Toye, we have Ali [Alistair Johnston] to the right and [Lassi Lappalainen] To the left. It gets complicated for the opponents and it means that the players further behind can end up with a simple pass as support.

A leader

Wilfried Nancy insisted on emphasizing his midfielder’s leadership qualities.

“Sam is an example of leadership. It is thanks to him that we have results. What he does off the pitch, the cohesion we have in the group is partly thanks to him.

“It warms the heart,” Piette replied. Sometimes you do things where you don’t directly see the effects. I try to be a good teammate, a good captain, a good person, a good friend, a good father.

“I think it’s not just me that’s good at all of this. I know it’s a cliche to say but we have such a good dressing room, I think it’s the best I’ve had in my career and I think it shows on the pitch. That’s why we’re successful.”