On the 30th day of the championship, he has again confirmed his statistics. To his credit a brace against LOSC including a great chain. These are his 9th and 10th goals of the season. His best year in the jersey of his club. Stirring and effective, it is definitely the man in form of Saint-Etienne. He is on six goals in his last five Ligue 1 matches.
These statistics make him the best Ivorian professional footballer of time since the glorious African Nation Cup won by the elephants. Let us not forget that Gradel holds this current performance to his brilliant performance during the ANC 2015. Scoring twice during the competition. Every time he was on the ground, the 27 years attacker had displayed a fierce determination in his game, combining technical precision and fighting spirit.
It is therefore a Max-Alain Gradel in top form Ivorians will find during the two friendly matches scheduled for the 26 and 29 March at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium respectively against Angola and Equatorial Guinea.