Ngoumou and Healey have installed since the start of the season, the TFC – on the road Monday evening in Niort (8:45 p.m., beIN SPORTS 1) – has still not found its left winger. Detailed review.
Thirty-nine goals in 18 league and cup games combined. Or more than 2 achievements per meeting. The Violets had not been at such a party, at the same time of passage, for forty-six years. It was the 1975-1976 season. An eternity in the world of sport and, in particular, at the foot …
Stats and records have been raining down on Téfécé since the opening of the ball on July 24, at the Stadium, against AC Ajaccio (2-2). However, Philippe Montanier continues to feel his left flank: he has not yet unearthed the full-time tenant of the wing in question, the pendant to his TGV Nathan Ngoumou, which has become indisputable on the right side.
Thus, if Brecht Dejaegere and Ado Onaiwu stand out on paper [6 titularisations chacun en N°11 dans le 4-3-3 de l’ancien coach de la Real Sociedad], Ratao (2T), Begraoui and Antiste (both 1) were also tested by the Haut-Garonnais coach. Five postulants: all in all, that makes a lot of people called without there having been one elected. When the Belgian is, in our opinion, much more valuable in the midfield – confer the last day of Ligue 2, ahead of Sochaux, where his repositioning in the middle of the restart changes the face of the match (the captain is at the origin of the second and third goals) -, the Japanese show a bit of slack since the return of truce mid-October. Which was to be expected after his express adaptation.
Chic other “one-shot”?
Notwithstanding the option of the fiery Janis Antiste (who left for Italy at La Spezia at the end of August), the elegant Yanis Begraoui is struggling to weigh in the Toulouse game. He had his chance in Le Havre, however the ex-Ajaïste did not know how to seize it frankly enough in our opinion.
There remains the Brazilian Rafael Ratao and his afternoon against Auxerre (6-0) full of promises. Remember: first appearance on Île du Ramier, which is also at kickoff, first goal and first double on a particularly inspired heel! But then, two weeks later, in front of Guingamp, the wisp had trouble confirming. Nevertheless: in our eyes, it remains the most credible alternative.
What are the others that Philippe Montanier does not have?
If we take the 2021-2022 listing, enter four names out of the hat: Serber, Bangré Skyttä, Zobo
That the first one seems too tender and the last one could go away at the next transfer window, Mamady Bangré is more disturbing false footing and Naatan Skyttä has the makings of a number 10. Bangré has moreover been aligned twice by the right flank tactician (4e and 5eJ), the little Finn received the congratulations of the jury in the Coupe de France last weekend at Trélissac (3-1 victory): “Naatan has this ability to provide a bond between the attack and our environment, justifies Ph. M. That’s why I changed our system from 4-3-3 to 4-2-3-1. “
With Rafael Ratao on the left of the trident. The rookie who crashed may not have scored, but his team qualified: in short, his will was celebrated …
Suspended VdB, Genreau and Mvoué for a single chair
The misfortune of some … Caught up by the patrol last week Branco van den Boomen, will miss the call of the meeting in Deux-Sèvres, after-main. To replace him, two solutions are available to Philippe Montanier: relaunch the Australian Denis Genreau, more established since the trip to Paris FC a month and a half ago; trust the young Steve Mvoué, brilliant against the AJA eight days before.