Football / National. Erase the disillusionment in the Coupe de France, a fiery attack but a permeable defense … what you need to know before Annecy
The stake: Annecy to forget
To be eliminated (2-3, by Rumilly Vallières, N2) as soon as you enter the Coupe de France by a hierarchically inferior team is never very glorious. But beyond the elimination, it is the defeat that must be remembered, a kind that the Annecy team had not known since August 20 at Concarneau (1-2). So it’s going to be interesting to know if she’s going to get over it and comment.
We can expect that the people of Annecy approached the Cholet room like starved to death in order to quickly forget this disappointment. This is the meaning of the message from their coach Laurent Guyot: “It is characteristic of good teams to know how to go on after a setback. We win a lot, we will do everything to make it last, but we sometimes forget that a setback can happen. When this happens, the minimum is that it can pique each other’s pride and help to have that extra bit of motivation to re-chain with points. “
For this match, Kyeremeh, Rocchi and Mendy found the group to the detriment of Ruque, Mogni and Bridge.
The opponent: Cholet remains unpredictable
The SO Cholet, despite a somewhat chaotic course, remains in the game with a seventh place in the standings just three points from the podium. Under the leadership of their new coach, Richard Déziré, the Ligériens, intractable at home (4 wins, 1 draw, 0 defeats), have more difficulty on the move (1 victory, 4 defeats). Third attack in the championship with 19 goals scored, the young Cholet team is less convincing defensively with 19 goals conceded, the 17th defense of the group along with Red Star and Avranches.
In other words, the Choletais expect a difficult match in Annecy, euphoric at home. During the previous season, Cholet had clearly won at home (4-2) before suffering the awakening of the Annéciens on their return to Haute-Savoie (2-0 defeat).
The player to watch: Kévin Testud
The striker Kévin Testud is one of the most regular players from Annecy in his performances. As one of the four players, with Escales, Bastian and Kyeremeh, having played ten games since the start of the season, he has aligned in the league four goals and three assists. His availability, both offensive and defensive, makes him the ideal accomplice for his partners in attack, whether Spano, Bosetti or Kyeremeh.
FC Annecy has seven victories on the clock after 10 days. And seven players from Annecy participated in these seven successes, either as holders (Escales, Bastian, Fillon, Rocchi, Kyeremeh, Testud) or as a substitute who entered the game (Mouanga).
The declaration: “It’s up to us to do what we know how to do”
Annecy striker Alexy Bosetti: “Cholet is a team used to the National that I have already met with Laval, which has good players and if we are not vigilant they can hurt us. It’s up to us to do what we know how to do to win the three points at home which are essential for the rest of the championship. As far as I am concerned, after a shortened preparation due to the Covid, I am now going through matches and I am not far from being at 100%. “
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The probable team
ANNECY: Stopovers – Temanfo, Gonçalves, Mendy, Bastian – Kyeremeh, Fillon, Kashi, Rocchi (cap) – Bosetti, Testud.
Substitutes: Salamone (g), Mouanga, Pinto Borges, El Jaouhari, Wade.
Absent: Spano, Siwe (injured), Sans (recovery), Ruque, Mogni, Bridge, Garby, Bado (choice).