1-How would you describe Laurent Ciman as a player and a person?
Ciman is a well establish player in Europe, even if he never played with a big club, he got a lot of experience with Standard de Liège in the last 4 years in Champions League, Europa League and also being with one of the top team in Belgium. He also earned 15 caps with the national team. He’s playing with a lot of heart and determination on the field, with a solid reputation of being very physical but always limit from a yellow card.
2-With Patrice Bernier getting old, could he be the Impact Captain in a near future?
He got everything to be the next captain of the Montreal Impact. As a player he got a lot of leadership to bring in and off the locker room. It was also something missing in the team since Nesta left last year. He can give a lot of advice to the younger player and with his character, he’ll speak a lot on the field, every game.
3-To which current MLS player would you compare him?
It’s hard to find a similar player as Ciman in the MLS. For me, he’s a unique player with a north-west European style (big, strong and powerful). Hoping that more players like him will come in the league or with Montreal in the next couple months of years.
4-When you look at the Impact defensive squad right now, who is the best fit to play along Ciman at CB?
I think that a duo between Ciman and Camara or Soumare will be extremely fantastic for the Impact. A real solid pair of international players with a lot of experience will benefit to everyone on the field. The Impact promises a lot about the attack but at the end, they put a lot in the back line.
I would like to thank Philip Harmeling for his precious time and for answering my questions. It was a pleasure for me to work with him. You can follow him on twitter @PhilipHarmeling