Professional in June, the promising Waniss Taïbi, 17, takes his first steps with the group scoist.
New faces present at the resumption of the training of the Sco, the 1st July, he may not have been the most scrutinized. Neither certainly the most recognized. Arrived in Angers two seasons ago, Waniss Taibi had not made waves until then, if not benefits completed with the U17 first, then the U19. But the boy, natural discreet, came out of the relative anonymity of the training at the end of June, thanks to the signing of his first professional contract with Angers Sco. " I did not expect that!, remembers the 17-year-old. It happened suddenly. They had never mentioned the idea before the proposal, and the signature immediately after."
Accelerated hatching of a talent, who, with his own words, started football " a bit late " , in his district of the Bastide in Limoges. " I was ten years old when I started, even though I played soccer with my friends since I was little. And since I already had facilities, I always dreamed of being a footballer, it was the only thing I wanted to do,he admits, before detailing his beginning of course.I did my first two years in my neighborhood, then I went to Limoges, which was the best club at the time, for four years, before arriving in Angers. "
Physics and technique, head and legs
The history of the Sco and that of Waniss Taïbi could never have crossed, if the Stade Rennais and FC Nantes, with whom they had passed tests in"U12-U13 ", had detected the potential earlier. But in 2017-2018, it is the training center of Angers that joined the attacking midfielder."I came three times before they offered me a convention. I integrated well. At first, being away from the family, closed in a center, not being too free, was a little complicated, but I felt good quickly. "
The first few months are enough to make your mark, and to pass aspiring. The following confirm the great qualities of Taïbi. On and off the field: 2018 School Award, 2019 Sports Performance Trophy, the promising middle is outclassed from U17 to U19 in the last season."Everything went well. The first part in U17 was good, the second in U19 too. Although I was not decisive enough. I'm a middle runner, post 10 or 8, there to play the game, the last passes. In fact, I am often criticized for not shooting a lot, for passing even when I have the opportunity to shoot, but I have always been like that. "
This does not prevent the neoprofessional to have a"technical "interesting and a good"vision of the game "Among his strengths, in addition to a sports fund (level 24 VMA test) that has nothing to envy to that of Baptiste Santamaria or Vincent Pajot, two of the big engines of the team."But I still have to progress physically, in impact, density. I have everything to improve. "
The examples of Jeff Queen-Adelaide and Flavien Tait, called to join a big stable soon for the first, transferred to Rennes for the second, are worth sources of inspiration for Waniss Taïbi. As the evolution of its training club, dedicated to reveal more and more young talents."Angers is becoming a stable, well-structured club, growing more and more. I hope to follow this path. "
For now, it is first of all to merge into the professional workforce, for later, to be able to exchange more with Stéphane Moulin and pretend to first minutes with the first team." We have not discussed the opportunities I might have. We will see if coach Moulin or coach Abdel(Bouhazama, N2 coach and head of the training center)need me My goal is to progress, to continue to learn with the pros or the reserve. To play. "
Quite simply, like Waniss Taïbi."I am very discreet, rather calm, very simple. I had a little pressure integrating the pro group. So I observe to better integrate myself. I try to make my place. Quietly."
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