By dint of some remarkable performance, Moroccan international Younes Belhanda is guiding Montpellier Herault to the UEFA Champions League which could be a play a big role in his future at Stade de la Mosson.
In the 2-2 draw against Paris Saint-Germain, Montpellier Herault fans and players all saw just what Younes Belhanda means to the club. The young Moroccan scored a goal and was certainly the best player on the pitch all night long.
Playing against a team that had the likes of Thiago Motta, Jeremy Menez and Nene, Belhanda surpassed everyone with a truly magnificent performance which just shows why so many clubs are lining up for his services.
Throughout the 2011/2012 Ligue 1 campaign, Younes Belhanda has powered La Paillade to a place fans might never have though could be possible just a few years back. At times, Belhanda can win a game singlehandedly which is the mark of a truly gifted player.
Though Montpellier drew against PSG, Belhanda had done enough to show that he can be a big-game player when it matters the most.
“Do not be disappointed, this is a point snatched from Paris who are always first and who will finish first I think,” says the down-to-earth lad from Avignon while talking to France Football.
Younes Belhanda knows that he did well against Carlo Ancelotti’s side that should be considered the antithesis of Montpellier considering the amount of money they have spent in the transfer window.
“When you do something good with your first ball, you know you’ll do well in the game.”
However, Younes Belhanda also give a slight hint on his future at the club. the youngster is keen on playing in the UEFA Champions League which is natural for any player.
“Champions League would be good for me and the club,” were the words of the playmaker meaning that Montpellier’s chances of holding on to the gifted Moroccan could come down to La Paillade’s position in the final standings.
As things stand, Rene Girard’s side are throwing back everything PSG throw at them in the race for the Championelle. However, as recent seasons suggest, anything can change in Ligue 1 which means that Champions League is surely not a guarantee for Belhanda
and co which means that they should stay consistent if they are to rub shoulders with the big boys of European football next season.