Islam Slimani: "I only want to help the team"
“I was a little behind physically, but today I feel fine and I am adapting well. I know the players, I am starting to know their way of playing as well. Many things have made my adaptation easier: the squad, the language etc. Besides, I know Ligue 1 well. I have a good understanding with everyone, whether it's Memphis or anyone else. I can talk to everyone, I can adapt anywhere."
His first start
“For a forward it's always good to score. I told myself that I had to give it my all, that I must play the way I know how to do and that I can help the team in my own way. I felt fine after the match, it had been a long time since I played 90 minutes, I was able to put things together. It’s good for me and for the team. With my experience I know I can score goals, I don't have to push for them."
A united squad
“We need that, we have to have all 25 players involved. We are a team that has a lot of quality, we have to rely on everyone. We are all aware that if we want to win something, it has to happen like that."
His style of play
“In recent years I have changed the way I play. I'm more technical, I make more passes and I think that works for me. I only want to help the team: that I can help someone score, that I score, that I make runs for the others, whatever. All that matters is that the team wins the game."