Yeboah holds no regrets over Lille move

Exclusive: The 19-year-old says he gained valuable experience with the French side, although he played only three league matches all season

FC Twente attacker Yaw Yeboah believes his loan stint at French Ligue 1 club Lille has helped shape his career.

The youngster is on a similar year-long loan deal at the Dutch side from parent club Manchester City, following his spell at Lille where he made three league appearances the whole campaign.

“For me, there was no trouble at Lille,” Yeboah told Goal.

“What happened was that I was playing under coach Herve Renard and he left after half the season.

“The new coach that came also had his philosophy and he probably felt I was not ready for his philosophy. He started to use other players and they won.

“And as people say, it’s hard to change a winning team. But I sometimes had 15, 20 minutes of play, which I was happy with because it was my first professional season.

“I was 18 years and had not had that experience anywhere. I went to the Ligue 1 and was playing some games.

“I played against some of the best teams in the league like Marseille, Nice and Bastia. I was so happy for the opportunity.”

Yeboah has registered two goals in nine appearances for Twente so far.

He found the back of the net in their 2-0 win over Go Ahead Eagles on Saturday.