Rennes winger Jeremy Doku boasted of being the best dribbler in Ligue 1 ahead of Paris Saint-Germain duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

Depends on how confident you are

The 18-year-old joined the French side from Anderlecht in October and made an impression in 31 appearances in all competitions. Doku, who came in at 14th on the NXGN Goal’s list of stars, says he has always been a keen dribbler and is happy to be the top of the pile in Ligue 1. According to him, when he was young, it was often said that he dribbled too much. They would say they would stop, despite this kept walking.

He advised young dribblers to keep doing it, even if they didn’t get there right away. “Don’t hide. A lot depends on how confident you are. When I dribble, I know I pass my man half the time.”He says he is the best dribbler in Ligue 1 statistic. Not bad in the league with Neymar and Mbappe. He also said about the stars who play there of a high level, the players are stronger and faster than in Belgium. You don’t see Neymar or Mbappe in the Belgian league. “Also all teams can win here. Nantes recently beat PSG. Even small teams would be doing very well in Belgium.”


People who look at statistics

Despite flamboyant performances, Doku has scored just one goal in the French top flight this season. But he insists that his game is not all about goals and says that he would not be chosen if he played poorly. They are, according to him, mostly people who look at statistics. People in Belgium know very well, and him, that he scored little in the past. He is not Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he said. He warns that they were careful and understands that there are criticisms when you just look at the statistics. But those who watch every game know that he is doing well. Otherwise, he would not always be in the starting XI.