If Téfécé has been idling for four matches, with three draws in Ligue 2 then a narrow qualification (0-0, 1-3 tab) for the eighth round of the Coupe de France on Saturday, on the lawn of Libourne, team of National 3, this is not the case for his British center forward Rhys Healey, author of three goals and as many assists over the period. The 26-year-old has been stacking up the pawns since his arrival in Toulouse in the summer of 2020, and even more so this season, where he is co-top scorer in L2 with already 8 goals and 3 assists in 14 days against 14 and 2 in 32 evenings during the previous one. “I got used to the championship very quickly and the style of play suits me perfectlyt, delegated the Manchester native to the Mirror. It’s physical, but not as much as in England. Last year we should have gone up. The team was incredible, like this year, but we had cases of Covid at the end of the season.“
“The best moment of my career”
Trained at Connah’s Quay, Rhys Healey was started pro by another Welsh club, Cardiff City (English second division), but his rise was halted by a serious knee injury. Behind, across the Channel, he chained the loans in D2 or D3, the division in which he played at MK Dons … until Toulouse made him an offer. “I didn’t want to regret it later. In a month, everything happened very quickly. Today, a million percent is the right choice. It’s the best moment of my career, I’m enjoying the field and I hope it will continue.“
Outside the field, the Englishman is also said to be fulfilled: “The first year was difficult, a lot of places were closed. But now the pandemic is almost behind us. Life is really good here. We take advantage of the culture, it’s completely different from where I live, more relaxed, we don’t live at 100 miles an hour. Me and my wife we love and we are expecting a child who will be born in France. “
Can his father tell him about Toulouse’s comeback in Ligue 1? So that it is at the end of this season, it will already be necessary to start by not losing the head against Sochaux, which remains on a defeat and two draws, tomorrow (3 pm), at the Stadium.