Monaco, Nice, Marseille, Montpellier… After spending several years in the south-east of France, Valéré Germain (33 years old) traveled in July 2023. Moved to Australia and Mahartur FC. At the end of his contract with Héraultais, the French striker presented himself with a new challenge in a championship, certainly less competitive, but for the first time outside of France. A red light for the 2022-2023 financial year, the 1m81 right-hander joined a team in dire straits and then had the daunting task of breathing new life into a joint on the brink of the abyss. More than six months after setting his suitcases between the Pacific and Indian oceans, the observation is inescapable: he's met the challenge brilliantly. An undisputed starter in Mile Sterjowski's 4-2-3-1, the former Olympian striker continues to perform at the highest level.
Ringing in his first appearance for the Bulls during the Australia Cup defeat against Campbelltown City SC (1-2), Australia's number 98 opened his goal counter against Shaun United on the opening day of Group F of the AFC. Cup. Germain continues to shine in this competition, which is open to clubs from countries deemed “developing” by the Asian Football Confederation. The ASM trained player scored a total of 4 goals and 4 assists in 5 matches before returning to Malaysian club Sabah FC. A performance as impressive as that shown in Australia's premier division, the A-League Men's. Valeur Germain, a decisive passer, was one of the great architects of his team's impressive victory (4-3) with another hat-trick against Sydney this Sunday afternoon.
Jermaine's Australian Dream!
A boss-level performance, moreover, allowed the Marseille native to climb to second place in the championship's top scorers' charts (10 goals or 3 less than Bruno Forneroli, the Melbourne Victory striker). Indispensable in the Sydney-based club's squad, Jermaine has only missed one match since coming on against Cambodians of Phnom Penh Crown in the AFC Cup (Asian Champions League). Led by his future man, Macarthur then had a very happy season in fourth place, two points off the podium and four points behind Wellington, the current leader. A true renaissance for the 2017 French champions who have experienced several difficult seasons with OM (2017-2021) and Montpellier (2021-2023).
“OM is a highly publicized club, so when you're in the spotlight, it's more serious than other places. Then it's the era of the networks: once something comes out, it takes on incredible proportions. It might be a fad to strike me, an easy criticism. But when I think about it I No regrets, football today. I'm happy with what I did there. I could have done better, but I don't have the memory of the disaster at Marseille., announced, despite everything, the person concerned during his visit to the city of Marseille. Far from La Canebière today, the former Marseille striker is, however, living the Australian dream. In a country that prefers rugby or footy, a local form of football that mixes American football and rugby, Valerie Germain is on track to enjoy one of the most prolific seasons of his career.
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