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The Frenchman, who also started his career at FC Metz, says the young Singapore star has to put in his all in order to succeed there

Former Manchester United ace Louis Saha has warned young Singapore starlet Adam Swandi that he has to give nothing less than 100% at FC Metz if he wants to progress and succeed there.

Saha, who only just called an end to his career two months ago, started his career at Metz as well in 1995 before making it into the first team two years later. His career then brought him to play with Newcastle United and Fulham before Manchester United bought him for £12.4 million pounds in 2004. He also had 20 caps for France, scoring four times.

The Frenchman, who was in town last weekend to participate in the IG Masters Football Sixes Singapore Cup tournament, had strong words of advice for Singapore’s 17-year-old starlet.

“You see so many good players went to that club: Robert Pires, Emmanuel Adebayor, [and] Papiss Cisse,” Saha told Goal Singapore in an exclusive interview.

“It’s a hardworking town in the way they give the courage to players, so he will learn and from there he will definitely improve.

“The thing he has to understand is that he has to give 100% every time he goes out there, even in the training pitch.”

Despite his retirement from professional football, the 35-year-old still sees himself contributing in the world of football.

Saha revealed that he has been busy working as a consultant for a sports management agency since retiring a couple of months ago. He also intends to take his coaching badges at some point, and is looking to venture into coaching full-time.