Without playing, the SM Caen lost two places before moving this Saturday afternoon to Auxerre to challenge one of the five best teams in Ligue 2. It is in barrage position that the Norman football club will have to upset an Auxerroise team whose ambition will be to regain second place in the standings.
But when it comes time to attack the first of their last three meetings of the year, it is not the position or the raw result of the Caen who will observe but the content of their match.
“The first act I’m waiting for, explains Stéphane Moulin, is that we show – even if we do not win – that we can do it. I want them to be successful at their level. We will see later for their best level but that they already have at their level. I consider that we have not played at our level in the last few games. There are matches that we lost like the one in Dijon where we played at our level and that we did not deserve to lose. But there are games where we lost because we weren’t playing at our level. ”
Capable of very good (Victory in Toulouse, demonstration against Rodez) and to chain weak performances (Against Valenciennes, Paris FC or Grenoble), SM Caen has something to confuse and tire its supporters.
A three-center defense?
Worked throughout the week, the three defense used during the last two trips (A Amiens in the league and Dinan-Léhon in the Coupe de France) could be renewed and allow Brahim traore to obtain his third start in the league of the season.
The idea is to secure the defense while projecting with dangerous offensive players (Mehdi Chahiri, Ali Abdi, Caleb Zady-Séry, Alexandre Mendy).
The Caen group
Absent against Paris FC (0-1), Ali Abdi (suspension) and Nuno da costa (injury) regain their place in the group. For the second time in a row, the side Yoël Armougom was not retained. The recruit Adolphe Teikeu arguably considered physically too fair is not one of the eighteen either.
There are still three players from the offensive sector (Benjamin Jeannot, Kelian Nsona and Yoann court) and a defender (Aloys Fouda) At the infirmary.
The probable composition of SM Caen : Rémy Riou – Hugo Vandermersch, Brahim Traoré, Prince Oniangué, Ibrahim Cissé, Ali Abdi – Caleb Zady Séry, Johann Lepenant, Jessy Deminguet, Mehi Chahiri – Substitutes : Yannis Clementia, Jonathan Rivierez, Franklin Wadja, Anthony Gonçalves, Nuno Da costa, Steve Shamal, Andréas Hountondji
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