2013 will be a crucial year for Wissam Ben Yedder of Toulouse
One of this season’s undoubted revelations has been Toulouse’s prolific young striker Wissam Ben Yedder. Having only made a handful of substitute appearances the season before, nobody predicted that the 22-year old would have such an impact for Alain Casanova’s side.
However, the French under-21 international made light of suggestions that Toulouse would struggle going forward by bagging nine goals in 18 starts. His form has also put fellow striker Emmanuel Riviere in the shade.
Not in possession of depth up top, the side from the Pink City need to keep hold of Ben Yedder if they are to fulfill the promise of a team comprised of talents such as Etienne Capoue, Moussa Sissoko, Franck Tabanou and Aymen Abdennour.
The team need Ben Yedder to keep finding the net to move them back up the table, but a recent slip has seen them start to plummet towards the relegation zone after a bright start.
Involved in the incident that led to M’Vila’s international ban, there are now question marks over the player’s attitude. A strong finish to the season will likely see Ben Yedder earn international acclaim as well as banishing those unsavory memories.
Given that it is his first season in Toulouse’s starting eleven though, 2013 will be a success for Ben Yedder if he retains his place in the team’s lineup, helps lead them to respectable league position and continues his scoring form into next season. Despite his talent, it is still too early to think about a move given the potential within the team.