Jorge Sampaoli believes Wissam Ben Yedder is finally “showing why he’s at Sevilla” after his match-winning brace against Alaves on Saturday.
Ben Yedder, a summer signing from Toulouse, had not scored in the five games since his goal against Espanyol on La Liga’s opening day, but he followed up his header versus Lyon in the Champions League midweek with a strike from Ganso’s backheel and a similarly-flicked finish for Los Nervionenses to defeat Alaves 2-1.
“I feel great joy for him. He was having trouble adapting to Sevilla, the language, his teammates, understanding orders, our style of play...,” the Coach said after the match.
“But in these two games, he’s showed why he’s at Sevilla.
“We gave continuity to what we did against Lyon on Tuesday. The team played their game and were patient against a team that closed spaces.
“We’re in the process of instilling an idea that must be strengthened over time.
“The team had the strength to find the second goal after being pegged back. It’s the way I want the team to play, we won against opponents who had won at Barcelona and it was very complicated.
“Ganso came for that reason. He’s a different type of player that is able to do such things. If he feels loved, he’ll give the fans many reasons to be cheerful.”