Avoid the Norman hole. After two consecutive draws and barely a victory in the last five games, Toulouse will have no choice tonight. Faced with the promoted Quevilly-Rouen (15th, 16 points), Philippe Montanier’s men must reactivate the forward movement so as not to end their excellent start to the season.
Deprived of their centerpiece Kalidou Sidibé (loaned by the TFC and forbidden to play the match), the “blood and gold” expect to suffer in the face of what the opposing coach Bruno Irles, keeps being “a workforce of Ligue 1 “.
And this evening again, the Violets will rely on their secret weapon which shakes all the defenses of Ligue 2: its right lane. Brilliantly occupied by the Danish Mikkel Desler and Pitchoun Nathan Ngoumou, the right wing of TFC is behind the two goals scored against Guingamp on Saturday. Better than that, between them, Ngoumou and Desler reached a third of the 32 but marked by the Violets. And this, while they have not been aligned together on seven occasions from the kickoff.
But for three games, they are the ones who have embodied the strong right of TFC. And on the Norman lands of former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, there is no doubt that the Toulouse right will have a role to play. “There is a sporting and technical affinity between the two, explained Philippe Montanier about them. We saw immediately that it matched well.”
With Ngoumou who “gets by quite a bit in English”, their communication is very fluid. The striker explains: “Mikkel is a top player, playing alongside guys like that is immediately easier.” It’s up to them to show it tonight.