Benjamin Stambouli: Pass my experience on to the younger players
There is no mistaking Benjamin Stambouli in Benidorm. The defender is constantly praising his teammates, getting excited about good play and getting annoyed at mistakes. The Frenchman is now considered an experience team leader – exactly what he likes.
“I need to pass my experience on to the younger players and try and help them,” said the 28-year-old. “At the same time, I am happy to receive suggested improvements regarding my game.” He always tries to communicate a lot with his fellow players: “We are always open and honest with one another, discussing what we can all improve on.”
Everybody is like a captain.
Stambouli wouldn’t necessarily say that he now has a more important role in the side after the departute of vice-captain, Naldo. “Everybody is like a captain – we all help and support each other.” For him, the most important thing is for the whole team to be singing from the same hymn sheet. “You can talk all you want, but you can only be a true role model with your actions on the pitch”, stated Stambouli.
Start the second half of the season with momentum
As the time in Benidorm starts to run out, Stambouli has said how positive the time has been and how important is has been to regenerate in the winter break. The team can now start the second half of the season with some momentum.
The 28-year-old also underlined how useful a good training camp can be for the start of the Rückrunde. “A training camp gives you the chance to find new solutions to problems and to work hard together – which we have done.”