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NXGN star Doku: I am a greater dribbler than Neymar or Mbappe

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Rennes winger Jeremy Doku has boasted that he’s one of the best dribbler in Ligue 1, forward of Paris Saint-Germain duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

The 18-year-old joined the French aspect from Anderlecht in October and has impressed in his 31 appearances in all competitions.

Doku, who came in 14th in Goal’s list of NXGN stars, says he has at all times been a eager dribbler and is comfortable to be high of the pile in Ligue 1.

What has been mentioned?

“After I was little, it was typically mentioned that I dribbled an excessive amount of. They might inform me to cease. However I saved going,” he advised Het Laatste Nieuws.

“That is one piece of recommendation I give to younger dribblers: maintain doing it, even should you do not get there straight away. Do not conceal. Plenty of it depends upon how assured you’re. After I dribble, I do know I am going previous my man half the time.

“I noticed the statistics just lately. I am one of the best dribbler in Ligue 1. Not dangerous in a league with Neymar and Mbappe, eh?”

He added: “Excessive-level stars play right here, the gamers are stronger and sooner than in Belgium. You do not see a Neymar or an Mbappe within the Belgian league.

“Additionally, all groups can win right here. Nantes just lately received in opposition to PSG. Even the ‘small’ groups would do very effectively in Belgium.” 

Doku on his lack of objectives

Regardless of his brilliant performances, Doku has scored only one objective within the French high flight this season.

However he insists his recreation will not be all about objectives and says he wouldn’t be picked if he was not enjoying effectively.

“It is largely individuals who have a look at the statistics. Individuals in Belgium know very effectively that I have not scored a lot prior to now. I am not Zlatan Ibrahimovic,” he mentioned.

“Watch out, I perceive that there are criticisms after we solely have a look at the stats. However those that watch each recreation know I am doing effectively. In any other case, I would not at all times be within the beginning XI, proper?”

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