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Golovin’s technical assist: put the defender down with feints and rolled out into an empty net

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How Alexander Golovin pleases this season. The Russian midfielder of Monaco regularly picks up effective actions in Ligue 1 matches. This time, his assist helped to defeat Clermont.

In the 13th minute, Golovin received the ball, entered the penalty area, laid down the defender with a feint and gave it to the far, where there was absolutely one Embolo. The Swiss brought it into an empty corner.

By that time, Monaco was already leading 1-0 – the first goal was scored by defender Maripan after a free-kick. Golovin’s assist set the scoreboard to 2:0 – after that the team from the principality calmly brought the match to victory. The score has not changed, Alexander spent 90 minutes on the field.

Golovin goes to the best season for Monaco. Trained him

Monaco has not lost in Ligue 1 since the World Cup – 7 matches, 5 wins, 2 draws. Yes, there was a relegation from the French Cup, but also that one in a penalty shootout. Philippe Clement’s team is in fourth place, four points clear of fifth. Lens and Marseille are ahead by 1 and 2 points respectively.

Not the last reason for Monaco’s success is Golovin’s good form. The Russian midfielder has 1 goal and 3 assists after the break. Even before the World Cup, a series of five matches in a row with effective actions (3 goals, 2 assists) began.

Now Alexander has 4 + 6 in 21 Ligue 1 matches. This is already the start of the most productive season in Monaco. So far, Golovin’s best by numbers has been the 2020/21 season with 5 goals and 9 assists. All other seasons did not exceed 7 effective actions.

Right now, with 4 goals, Golovin is Monaco’s fourth scorer in all competitions. Only the three profile forwards have more. Plus, Alexander is the second assistant with 7 assists. More for Cayo Enrique, who assisted on the first goal against Clermont.

The official Ligue 1 website in January made Golovin the hero of the One to watch section, which includes players who are worth a closer look. The material says that Alexander has finally realized his potential. The French see this as the influence of coach Philippe Clement.

“In training, I saw a player who is very talented, but in very bad shape,” the Belgian coach said in an interview with BeIN Sports. – We understood that with our help he could become a top, and he worked hard. Now it has become fresher, stronger and more explosive. Only now he realizes the full potential. The difference is visible to the naked eye.

Clement had previously told how individual work with Golovin helped the Russian to pump long-range shots . And we note the main difference from previous years – Alexander is still spending the season without injuries. Working with a new coach really pays off.

Golovin interested in Borussia? Alexander himself does not think about it

The progress of the 26-year-old midfielder was noticed in European clubs. Golovin has 1.5 years left on his current contract. Rumors have already spread – Borussia Dortmund appears.

The player’s agent Oleksandr Klyuev confirmed the information about the interest in an interview with Metaratings. But so far, the German club has not made contact with Monaco. Perhaps Golovin is seen as a replacement for the (probably) outgoing Jude Bellingham and Marco Reus this summer.

Golovin himself was also asked about the interest of Borussia – just after the victory over Clermont.

“Good game, happy with the win and my assist. There were still moments when it was possible to score, but the most important thing is that we won and scored three points.

Borussia interest? I am a Monaco player, and everything must be done so that we play the second half of the season as best as possible, ”Golovin’s response to these rumors.