Marseille star Andr? Ayew believes he

Marseille star Andr? Ayew believes he ?can still do better? despite playing a lead role in his club?s excellent Ligue 1 campaign.

The Ghanaian international may have been ignored by his country for the on-going Africa Cup of Nations, but the Black Stars? loss is Marseille?s gain with the elder of the Ayew brothers having struck a rich vein of form.

A tally of four goals in six games, embellished by a strike and an assist in last weekend?s 3-2 defeat of Montpellier H?rault SC, has helped move Marseille to within a point of league leaders Paris Saint-Germain, but the 23-year-old expects there is even better to come.

?I had a very difficult start to the season, but I knew that it would come back little by little,? said Ayew, who did not score the first of his six L1 strikes until OM?s 2-0 win at AC Ajaccio in Week 11.

?Since November, I?ve been on the same upward trajectory. But I can still do better.?

The reason for Ayew?s slow start to the campaign was the rustiness accrued during a three-month lay-off following a shoulder operation in late April.

Though the problem meant he could do nothing to help OM end last season on a more positive note, it did have some benefits.

?To keep the ball, I used my arms a lot when I was dribbling. When you can?t do that, you adapt,? he said.

?I?ve watched myself play a few times. Now, I play more simply, it?s helped me improve.?


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