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Josh Maja scores 7th Ligue II goal, delighted with form

Josh Maja scores 7th Ligue II goal, delighted with form

Josh Maja continued his impressive goal scoring form for Bordeaux in their 2-0 win over Metz in the French Ligue II on Saturday to help his side go top of the table as they continue their fight to return to the topflight. 

Maja opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 45th minute while Fransergio’s 92nd minute goal ensured high-flying Bordeaux would go home with the maximum points and go top of the table with superior goal difference over Amiens after 11 games. 

The goal is his seventh of the season in 11 games this season. Maja who failed to find the back of the net in his first five games of the season has become a terror in the league having found the back of the next seven times in his last six games and scoring in three consecutive league games.

His performance has earned him plaudits from manager, David Guion, who has referred him to one of the most clinical strikers he’s managed in recent years also tipping him for a bright future. 

We had to get him back into shape physically when he arrived, but he quickly showed his importance to the team. In my memory, I have rarely seen a striker so clinical in front of goal. His release is exceptional. It’s a very, very high level. He’s also very intelligent and knows where he wants to go. You don’t have to bullshit him. Here, he knows that he is going to reach a huge level. It’s a win-win situation with him,” Guion told L’Équipe.

Maja says he’s delighted with his current form, also hailing the impact of his teammates and coaches in his current development.

I feel, of course, that I am in a good period, physically and in my head. I am stronger, stronger in the game. I like to go deep, but I don’t hesitate to play between the lines. I may have a wider range. But it’s all thanks to the team and the coach,” Maja told L’Équipe.

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