Andre Ayew tells Cocu to play him on the left

By Mutala Yakubu
Andre Ayew tells Cocu to play him on the left
Andre Ayew tells Cocu to play him on the left

Ghanaian international Andre Ayew is reported to have had a meeting with Fernabache coach Philip Cocu over his playing position at the club.


According to the former Swansea City man, he can offer more to the team if he is deployed on the left-hand side of midfield, telling Turkish newspaper Yeni Yüzyıl Gazetesi, “I think I use my talents better on the left.”

Andre Ayew developed through the ranks at French side Marseille as a left hand sided midfielder but gradually move to a more central position at Swansea and West Ham United.

The 28-year-old has started 3 out of 5 games for Fernabahce this season on the right side of midfield, as manager Philip Cocu prefers inverted wingers, with Ayew’s former Marseille teammate Mathieu Valbuena preferred on the left.

That system seems not to be reaping results, as the Turkish giants have lost 3 of their opening 4 league games and find themselves in 13th place on the league log.

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Ayew has scored one goal this season for Fernabahce – his only goal this calendar year.

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