Lees-Melou, it's official


By: Manu Tournoux

Author of a quality season with Stade Brestois, Pierre Lees-Melou was named player of the month for February in Ligue 1.

Enchanted by his player's performances, Eric Roy declared a few weeks ago that Pierre Lees-Melou would deserve to be called up by Didier Deschamps for the France team. The last list given last week by the French coach did not meet the expectations of the Stade Brestois coach, but his midfielder still obtained a nice reward from the championship side.

This Tuesday, the Player of the Month Trophy for February, awarded by the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP), was won by Pierre Lees-Melou. And yet, the competition was good against Brest. Two attackers, including Lille Jonathan David and Marseillais Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. But it was therefore the native of Langon who was designated.

A first since 2010

With his flashes of genius throughout the month of February, Pierre Lees-Melou made the thunder of Brest rumble on the lawns of Ligue 1 », Explained the message posted on the official UNFP account. The reward will in any case please the winner who also becomes the very first Stade Brestois 29 player to receive such a distinction since Steve Elana in October 2010.

This season, Pierre Lees-Melou is treating his supporters, he who chose to return to France in the summer of 2022 after an unfortunate adventure with Norwich. Since August, he has taken part in twenty-seven matches, in all competitions, for four goals scored, taking a big part in the astonishing season achieved so far by a Stade Brestois still second in Ligue 1, at eight days from the end of the championship.

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