Ghana’s utility player, Seidu Alidu says he needs to approach next season’s French Ligue 1 with a different attitude and mentality.
The Clermont Foot star was a key member of the squad that booked automatic qualification from the 2020/21 Ligue 2 after placing second with 72 points, five less than Troyes.
Alidu, who has extended his contract with the side until 2025, admits that playing in the French top flight will need a different attitude and mentality.
“It’s every player’s dream to play at the top level.
“We have seen a lot of Ligue 1 matches and we have already played with and against some of the guys there in friendly games.
“However Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 are different ball games.
“Ligue 2 is more difficult than Ligue 1 but Ligue 1 is more of intelligence and smartness.
“You don’t make too many mistakes in Ligue 1 because it would cost you.
“Ligue 1 is very quick and interpositional play is key but Ligue 2 is very physical.
“So I have to train harder and adhere to coach’s tactics and systems.” Seidu Alidu told Kumasi based Haske Radio as reported by Africa-foot.com
Seidu Alidu cut his teeth with JMG Soccer Academy in Ivory Coast before trials in France earned him a place in the youth side of Clermont Foot.
His qualities landed him a place in the senior squad which has eventually qualified for the top flight next season.
He can be deployed at midfield or right-back, with the latter being his main role in Clermont Foot’s run up to their qualification.