Reading striker Yakou Meite vows to continue goalscoring form, excited with Cote d'Ivoire stars

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The Cote d'Ivoire youth international has scored six goals in his last five games for the ‎Madejski Stadium outfit

Yakou Meite has vowed to continue his goalscoring form for his English Championship club Reading.

The 22-year-old attacker who spent last season on loan with French side Sochaux has been impressive since returning to the ‎Madejski Stadium in the summer.

The former Paris Saint Germain forward has scored six times in his last five games and seven goals in all competitions this term.

Impressed with the feat, the Ivorian is looking to continue helping Paul Clement’s men as they aim for promotion at the end of the season.

 “I think I’m on my best form – so I want to keep going!” Meite told club website.

“I know that I can’t score in every game, but at the moment I feel good.

“I want to keep going for me, my club and my teammates.  If I can help the team by contributing some goals, then that’s good for everyone.”

Following his brilliant form for club, Meite received his maiden senior call-up to Cote d'Ivoire and although he did not play in their 1-1 draw with Guinea last weekend, he is excited to train along with star players like Manchester United’s Eric Bailly, Tottenham Hotspur right-back Serge Aurier, Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha among others.

“When you train with these types of players, you can learn – and I learned a lot,” he continued.

“Even if they don’t play in my position, I can learn about their mentality, what they do before and after training… it’s important for me!

“We have a good team in Ivory Coast so it’s an honour for me to play with them and represent my country.  I have done that a few times with the youth team, but to be with the first team is great.

“To see that people believe in me is good for me too.  I just want to keep going and I feel good at the moment.”

Reading travel to the DW Stadium to tackle Wigan Athletic on Saturday and the striker has warned his teammate to expect a tough contest.

“In the Championship, every game is difficult.  You saw that against Ipswich – they were bottom of the league but game us one of the most difficult games,” he added.

“So you have to stay focused and work hard in every game.  Against Wigan it’ll be a real test.  Hopefully we can play well and get something.

“In the Championship, if you lose a couple of games you can drop down the table, and if you win a couple then you can climb quickly.  I think we can get better and better.”

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