Wissam Ben Yedder (32) was impatiently awaiting this 6th day and his return to the Allianz Riviera. It was on this blessed lawn, for him, that he launched his season last year. At this same stage of the competition, he had scored his first goal in Ligue 1 (2-2, September 19, 2022). The first in a long series (32 goals in 52 matches, in all competitions).
The disappointment of the captain of AS Monaco was therefore great when he discovered that he would start on the bench, for the second time this season. His annoyance turned into ” stomach ache “according to the interested party, in the 78th minute, nine minutes after Breel Embolo, who was preferred to him at the point of 3-4-3, scored the winning goal on ASM’s first shot on target .
Ben Yedder was probably expecting to come back. Instead, he took off his shirt, put it on the bench, and went back to the locker room. Then he returned to the edge of the field, an undershirt on his back, his in his right hand. At the final whistle, the French international (19 caps and three goals) put on his green substitute jacket again to finally enter the field. There he exchanged words with Clement. Who went to congratulate Embolo and his other players. All then went to celebrate their success with their supporters nestled in the visitor park.
What really happened? ” I do not knowconfessed Clément, at the microphone of Prime Video. My staff told me that he had gone to the toilet”. Here is the official version. This sequence showing his downgraded captain going there, after taking off his jersey, is still interesting.
Especially when you know that Ben Yedder is a player as collective as he is characterful. What Axel Disasi, wearing the armband in his place on Sunday, confirmed, still at the microphone of Prime Video, by watering down his words less: “He’s a competitor. It’s normal for him to be frustrated. He wanted to help the team. But there is no problem with Wissam, who is a superb person. He is one of the most experienced in the locker room. So he will never do anything that can harm him.”. The eagerness with which all the Monegasques, including him, worked to clear up a case that would not be one, confirms this.