When the Coupe de France final between PSG and AS Monaco takes place on Wednesday evening, many eyes will be on Kevin Valent. Not only because the 28-year-old striker is one of Monacos’ two big hopes. (Results and Schedule of Ligu 1)
Coupe de France final between Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco live on SPORT1 on TV from 9:05 pm on Wednesday
Valent has been the current national player since noon on Wednesday and has been part of national coach Joachim Low’s German EM squad.
“I am so happy and thankful to be a part of the national team again,” the German surprised man after announcing the surprise of the tournament team. Valent is not expected to play a role again under Lowe. In November 2016, the former Leverkusen player won his last 30-minute international game 0-1 in Italy, replacing Thomas Mல்லller.
The team at the time included Yannick Heckhardt, Julian Weigel and Sebastian Rudy. Valent took the final score 8-0 in San Marino a few days ago. It was his only goal in his ten games so far.
His best years at the club level came later, but Valent was no longer considered Lowe. “It was my last international match a few years ago. I think in recent years I have personally played at the highest level personally and consistently delivered,” Valent explained to Sky in November. He had to accept that he would no longer be recommended. “I’m no longer sitting at home waiting to call the national coach. I enjoy these breaks and try to see the positivity in them.”
But this season Lowe can’t ignore his achievements, which is his first in Monaco.
“We firmly believe that he will enrich us with his strong physique, resilience and goal risk,” the national coach explained his change of opinion.
According to Valentine’s club coach Nico Kovac, the decision was long overdue. “For me, the way he plays football makes him a national team player. Kevin is the only common German center. Like Miroslav Klose,” the Croatian said recently. SPORT1-Interview explained.
Valent said, “He’s not quite the opposite. At 28, he’s the prime age to play in the European Championship for Germany this year.” The former Bayern coach said: “I always respect him.
AS Monaco are currently third in the Ligue 1 table and Valent has made a significant contribution with his 16 goals and 8 assists in which he can be trusted to play in the Champions League. Only Kylian Mbabane, Memphis Debay and teammate Wissam Ben Yedder have better league values than him.
Valent with initial difficulties
Moland, unlike Leverkusen, was seen with skeptics at the beginning of Woland’s move by foreigners last year as it was not qualified to start internationally. So is Valentine a sporty pedigree?
The first attacker appears to have made the wrong choice. Valent scored his first league goal in a 4-0 win over Girondins Porto and 571 minutes went by until his knot was broken. He justified his initial difficulties in an interview Kicker So: “Training is different, style of play is different, you have to get used to everything. Language is included. That’s why it took me to get back to the game level.”
Meanwhile, the criticisms are dead, and he is Germany’s best center according to his values.
Valent stole the show from Mbappé
“Valent has won the lottery,” his coach praised Goa SPORT1. “He’s a role model we need. His style is very important because he not only scores goals, but also progresses in training and sports.”
Will he prove it against PSG today? Past games against PSG are promising a lot. In the first round match against the Parisians on November 11, he scored two goals and prepared one. As a result, AS Monaco turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 victory. The newspapers called Valentine a thief for stealing the show from world champion Mbappé. In the second round, he prepared the midfield with a 1-0 draw – the game ended 2-0. (Table 1)
If he develops his performance from the Valent League, he will be able to finish his strong first year in France with the first title. After a while, in the first European Championship team match, compete with Mbappé again.