Following in the footsteps of Neal Maupay by swapping Ligue 1 for the Championship, Saïd Benrahma is having a very good season with Brentford.
The 23-year-old has scored 10 goals and assisted his teammates 14 times in 39 appearances so far this season and, in the process, earned himself a return to the Algeria national team, for whom he last made an appearance back in 2015 in a 1-0 friendly win over Senegal.
Speaking to the press in the mixed zone while on international duty, the player was asked about his season, and how things were going.
Describing himself as ‘very happy’ to be returning to the national team, the forward also gave his personal thoughts on his summer choice to join England’s second-tier instead of staying at Nice.
He said, relayed by DZ Foot: “I chose the right club with the right project. To be honest, they have placed a huge amount of trust in me, and, on my side of things, I’m enjoying myself and I’m super happy when I’m on the pitch. That’s what matters the most.”
For now, Benrahma will be putting Brentford and the Championship to one side as Algeria prepare to face The Gambia in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Friday evening.