Interview: Genuine Brill Massimo Ceccaroni

Breel Embolo, a new employee of AS Monaco, has come a long way since his days at the Basel Academy.As his ex-youth coach said Monaco Life, Swiss International is ready to step up.

Massimo Ceccaroni teaches Embolo at U16, U18 and U21 levels in Basel, reminiscent of the unmistakable possibilities of Monaco’s new forward. “He joined U21 for just one year at U16, then one year at U18, and only a year later. When he got there, he was so physically strong that he was immediately the last to the first team. We’ve taken a step forward, “Ceccaroni began. “He was a player. As we saw in U16, he was more likely than any other player,” he continued.

From Cameroon to the Swiss Academy

Embolo’s route to that point was far from a traditional or simple route. “He came from nothing,” Ceccaroni said. He was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, and moved to France with his mother at an early age. Immediately after he moved to Switzerland, he was able to transfer his passion for football from the street to the academy. He first joined FC Nordstern Basel Jugend, then Old Boys Youth, and finally to Basel.

There, his enthusiasm and passion for the game quickly shined. Ceccaroni evokes the memory of a young Embolo who was on the pitch at almost any cost. “First I saw him had to play as a striker-9th, 11th, 7th … he doesn’t care. He said to the coach,” Listen, I Probably not very good in the training session, you can let me play as number 9, I just want to play, maybe not as a goalkeeper, but even as a central defender. It’s his It means a lot in terms of attitude. He loves football. He loves to join the team. Brill is a soccer player from top to bottom, “said Ceccaroni.

Soccer player pedagogy

He also loves to learn. “Open-minded” player Ceccaroni believes Embolo is making progress in his career by moving to Monaco. This essentially means an evolutionary and educational process. His ex-youth coach is lyrical about certain aspects of his game, but he believes he can improve many aspects to become a more complete player.

“He does a lot with his spirit and physique, but I think he will learn something in Monaco when it comes to technique. It’s the same with tactics, he’s open to learning more. In Germany, these factors are not always the focus of training sessions. They are very athletic and want to play very aggressive football. In France, he is tactical. I think you can learn a lot from it. It’s a great time to take the next step, “says Ceccaroni.

Support system

He will need help in doing so. As an expressive and confident player on the pitch, Ceccaroni reveals that away from the pitch, he can become a “sensitive” character, one who needs a hand on his shoulder.

Philippe Clement has been praised for his male management by members of Monaco’s current crops. That, and of course, the self-confidence shown to him by the recruitment department will certainly help him sleep faster and express himself on the pitch. “I’m confident in the club hierarchy. They showed me a very nice sporting project,” Embolo said during his announcement as a Monaco player.

“Breel is also a little sensitive,” says Ceccaroni. “If Clement can get closer to Brill, he will get more from him. He needs the right environment and needs to be comfortable,” he continued. At Clement, Embolo may have the right manager at the right time. At the age of 25, Swiss International was reaching the peak of his power and Clement was able to get the best out of him.

Inappropriate injury

So far, despite having won 32 nets in Bundesliga’s 136 performances, he first showed the possibility when he rushed into the scene with the Swiss team at 19-year-old Euro 2016. There is a lingering lingering feeling that it has not been realized yet.

These performances earned him a € 26.5 million move to Schalke. At that point, improper injuries began to slow his progression. His fibula fracture excluded him from most of his debut season in the Bundesliga. Since then, injuries have arrived on a regular basis. A fracture in his ankle in 2017 left him on the table for more than five months, and a fracture in his leg missed four months in the 2018/19 season.

After that, he transferred from Schalke and joined Borussia Mönchengladbach, but his fate did not change. He suffered less injuries, but increased their regularity. Last season he missed 90 days due to two separate hamstring injuries.

Ceccaroni speculated on the cause of his record of injuries. “Looking at his career, he was injured at the worst moment. He was so strong and playing so physically that he got injured and it knocked him back. did.”

In addition to embolo with confidence, Clement’s expertise, and the expertise of James Vance and his performance department, can help in this regard. Building a perfect training system tailored to Embolo’s needs and abilities plays an important role in keeping him injured and thus maximizing his potential.

Pave the way for yourself

It is Embolo’s job to realize that potential. As he said last week, “I’m the right age to grow up here.” When it comes to his personal progress, Embolo always believes in his best interests first and foremost. I have made a decision. Following Euro 2016, Embolo has been linked to all major clubs. However, during that period of concern for most players, Embolo continued to focus on his game. “I think he was very relaxed about it. I think the people around him were interested in clubs bigger than him. He said” you have to go there “and others Was not influenced by the people of. No, he was focused on football, “said Ceccaroni.

His recent move to AS Monaco was taken with his personal growth in mind, but as Ceccaroni emphasized, Embolo is a “team player”. He continued. “If he’s just trying to be a star, he’s lost. I think this is a very important part for him.” Embolo, a player with natural abilities, is a silverware in Monaco. There is no reason why he can’t fulfill his desire to be part of a cohesive unit that can chase after him.

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