Ghanaian defender Emmanuel Ntim keen to keep starting spot at Valenciennes

Emmanuel NtimGhanaian defender Emmanuel Ntim is eager to keep hold of his starting position at French Ligue 2 side Valenciennes.Ntim is one of the best players at the Red and White club.The 24-year-old continues to make his mark at the club, plundering one goal and one assist in thirteen appearances in the second-tier championship.Despite playing a significant part in the teams fight for promotion, the Ghanaian believes the competition for places in the side makes it tough to lower his performance.There is a lot of competition, I had never seen that because we are six players to be able to evolve in the axis. You have to prove that you have your place, those who are strong on the bench can play. My goal is to play every game, to be 200% for the team and for myself.At the moment, we are unable to do clean-sheets and it’s annoying, we have to erase these small errors, we hope to be able to regain our solidity. It’s concentration, it’s not easy to defend well, we have to manage it well. It hurts me every time we take a goal.We want to win the match and we’ll see, and we hope not to concede against Amiens. All 3 forwards score goals, which is good because they get the job done. Now it’s up to us to do ours.Ntim was heavily linked with a transfer to Bordeaux but the deal failed to materialize due to the fee quoted by Valenciennes.