MY LIGUE 1: Valère Germain

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Valère Germain talks to The Ligue 1 Show on beIN Sports about some of his finest memories from over 150 top-flight appearances with AS Monaco, OGC Nice and current club Olympique de Marseille.

"I scored one for Monaco at home against Marseille in a game we won 4-0. Sidibé crossed the ball, Falcao flicked it to me and I controlled the ball before curling it in. It wasn't in the top corner, but it was well placed and it beat Yohann Pelé. It was nicely done, and it's a good memory to score in a big game."

"Winning the league title after an exceptional season. We were really impressive, in the second half of the year I think we won 17 and drew two of our 19 games. We were like a steamroller, and we had a good party against Saint-Etienne in the last game, and I scored the second goal in the 2-0 win, and that won us the title, so it's my best moment."

"Last season when I went four months without a goal. I started all the games in August and didn't get off the mark. That was my toughest moment in Ligue 1. I started playing less. When I got on the pitch, I had the odd chance but my luck was out. It was a long barren run."

"I'm lucky to have played for big clubs with some great players. At Monaco there was James Rodríguez. Berbatov, he was a genius. I had an amazing year at Nice with Hatem (Ben Arfa). I can't name everyone but those guys are definitely on my list."

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"Here at Marseille, I get on well with Morgan Sanson, we're often together, we went on holiday together. Then there's Marc-Aurèle Caillard at Guingamp, we both came through the ranks at Monaco. Dennis Appiah who's at Anderlecht now. They're the three guys I’m closest to and go on holiday with."

Valère Germain with Morgan Sanson

"Thiago Silva because when, as an attacker, you come up against him, he's always focused, always close to you on crosses. He uses his arms to prevent you getting past him, he stops me making those runs to the near post. It's been hard against him but hopefully this year it'll change."

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