The 20-year-old exploded onto the Ligue 1 scene last term, and comparisons were immediately made between him and France legend Zinedine Zidane. He has struggled this campaign to repeat the exploits of his breakthrough season, however, and has been hampered by fitness problems and illness.
"Training with France really got me going," the attacking midfielder told club website www.om.net. "I think I have also profited from working on my explosiveness because I felt I was lacking something there."
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