Bordeaux suffered relegation to Ligue 2 last season, but they are close to returning to the top-flight, and Maja has been crucial in their exploits
Super Eagles striker Josh Maja is optimistic that his Bordeaux side will gain promotion to the French Ligue 1 this season Soccernet.ng reports.
Bordeaux were relegated from the Ligue 1 after picking up just 31 points from 38 games in last season.
However, the club has had a great campaign in France’s second-tier. They sit second with 59 points, six points behind first-place Le Havre. But they also have Metz hotly on their heels with just a point less and eight games left.
Super Eagles striker Maja has been phenomenal for the Girondins this season, contributing 15 goals and five assists for his side.
The 24-year-old hitman scored twice for Bordeaux when they thrashed Grenoble 3-0 on Monday. And he believes that if they maintain the focus and keep churning out the results, they would secure promotion at the end of the season.
“We only think of ourselves. We know that if we win all the matches, we will go up,” Maja said per Girondins4ever.
“That’s the mentality, we don’t think about other teams. At home we know that the supporters are with us. So we have to start well, and we have to use that to our advantage”
“You have to keep the same state of mind, listen carefully to the coach, and play with confidence.
“That’s what makes the difference for me. And if we play like today, we will do things well.”
From next season, the teams in the Ligue 1 will be reduced from 20 to 18. This means that four teams will drop from the top-flight while only two teams will be promoted from the Ligue 2.
This means that Bordeaux have to be at the top of their game till the end of the season if they want an immediate return to the top flight. Maja would look to keep banging in the goals for his side to ensure Bordeaux can rub shoulders with the big boys of French football next season.