AS Monaco receives Bordeaux, this Sunday (3pm), on the occasion of the 9th day of Ligue 1. Before this meeting, focus on the Girondins with @NandoChachalana, supporter of the club in the scapular and co-founder of the media AS Foot .
It is one of the historic posters of our championship. A meeting between two clubs which accumulate between them 14 titles of champions of France. This Sunday (3 p.m.), AS Monaco receives Bordeaux at the Stade Louis-II, on behalf of the 9e Ligue 1 day. Before this match, close-up on the Girondins with @NandoChachalana, famous fan of the club with the scapular on social networks and co-founder of the Twitch show @ASFoot_.
– Nando (@NandoChachalana) October 1, 2021
A missed start to the season
After eight days of Ligue 1, Bordeaux flirts with the relegation zone. With 7 points, the six-time French champion club is only one unit ahead of Metz, on 18e. Their only victory was won in Saint-Etienne (2-1), red lantern, during the 6e daytime. If Benoît Costil and his teammates have not lost (3-3 in Montpellier and 1-1 against Rennes), the accounting situation is worrying.
“One of our weaknesses at the start of the season comes from the defensive sector, we take a lot of goals (17) or concede a lot of chances, explains Nando. The manager could only really work with his full squad for barely a month, and when you know that four new defenders and two new midfielders have arrived, you have to leave a little time for the mayonnaise to set. that Laurent Koscielny, who had been playing injured since mid-August, was forced to rest in mid-September to treat his ankle injury and that Paul Baysse is still recovering from his knee injury last May (ligament rupture crossed). “
The Petkovic style
To start a new cycle, Bordeaux hired a technician who was well known in France… although he had never had experience there before. The scapular club appealed to Vladimir Petkovic, who was until then the coach of Switzerland, executioner of the Blues in the round of 16 of the last Euro. Since arriving on the banks of the Garonne, the former Lazio technician has been trying to imprint his style of play, even if the results have not yet followed.
– FC Girondins de Bordeaux (@girondins) September 27, 2021
“He alternated between a 3-5-2 or 3-4-2-1 essentially (at least from the start of the match), but does not hesitate to modify his copy according to the configuration of the match. In the game, it’s still too early to see his paw. We have upgraded our qualitative workforce, the rendering of the copy technique is therefore much better but we clearly lack automation. On the other hand, in the state of mind and the will to move forward, there is real progress. This season, we have snatched three draws (in Marseille, Montpellier and against Rennes) having been led by the score. And I think the words and the tactical adjustments of the coach are not foreign. “
A late but promising transfer window
In the land of great wines, the transfer window took a long time to settle. But in the last hours of the transfer window, the Girondins signed Jean Onana, Javairô Dilrosun or even Stian Gregersen, for a total record of 16 departures and 10 arrivals. And even after the transfer market closed, M’Baye Niang signed from Rennes. New faces which have for but to instill a new dynamic in the team, with already real satisfactions in the eyes of @NandoChachalana.
– FC Girondins de Bordeaux (@girondins) September 24, 2021
“There are two very clearly for the moment: Jean Onana and Timothée Pembélé. The 21-year-old Cameroonian is a fast, solid and hard-hitting defensive midfielder, with a large volume of play, also capable of throwing himself forward and breaking lines … and nets as well as with the missile on his goal in Montpellier . “
“As for the young 18-year-old Parisian titi, he came to seek playing time with us, he has it, and we have seen that he has great potential. Used mainly by Petkovic as a right side piston, it provides defensive action and systematically offers offensive solutions. What I like about him is that he does not play “neutral”, it is always forward, he does not hide and shows a permanent desire to win his duels, both defensive. that offensive. Small mention also for Gideon Mensah (23-year-old Ghanaian left side) and Javairô Dilrosun (23-year-old Dutch winger) who also showed good things at times. “
The player to watch
If, as we will have understood, the defensive aspect sins for the moment on the Bordeaux side, offensively things are better. For our Girondins specialist, it is also two elements of the attack that will be the most dangerous players for AS Monaco this Sunday at the Stade Louis-II.
– FC Girondins de Bordeaux (@girondins) September 23, 2021
“Statistically, I would say that Hwang Ui-Jo is really the player to watch: he is involved in 46% of our team’s goals in L1 over the year (16 out of 35), which is the best ratio for all clubs. And he’s already three goals and an assist this season. Afterwards, if I were from Monaco, I would also be wary of Yacine Adli, true custodian of our game when our team block is involved and efficient, but also of Jean Onana, if he ever recovers from his contracted right adductor injury. in Montpellier (absent last Sunday against Rennes). “
The Bordeaux line-up against Rennes: Costil – Kwateng, Mexer, Gregersen – Pembélé, Otavio, Fransergio, Mangas – Dilrosun, Adli – Hwang
Substitutes: Poussin, Medioub, Mensah, Lacoux, Kalu, Briand, Mara, Oudin, Elis