Relegated to the bench for a month, Benoît Costil is having a turbulent end to the season with the Girondins de Bordeaux. If David Guion prefers Gaëtan Poussin, the last performances of the young goalkeeper could give a chance to the former goalkeeper of the Blues.
The Girondins de Bordeaux travel this Sunday (3 p.m.) to La Beaujoire to face FC Nantes. A crucial match for David Guion’s players who, in the event of a setback, can almost say goodbye to their chances of maintaining. Among the many choices that the Bordeaux coach will have to make to build his starting XI, the goalkeeper position once again raises questions. If he wanted to support Gaëtan Poussin after his mistake against Lyon (6-1) and kept him in the Gironde cages against Saint-Étienne, the young doorman is not exempt from all reproaches on the second but from Saint-Etienne registered by Arnaud Nordin. Enough to relaunch the “Poussin – Costil” debate
The cry of despair?
The 34-year-old goalkeeper is having a difficult start to the year. Injured in January, he lost his place in favor of the player trained at the club. Holder on March 20 against Montpellier to make up for the absence of Poussin, Benoît Costil had an altercation with Bordeaux supporters. Since then, he has not turned back the lawns of Ligue 1 even if his coach affirms it’s just a sporting choice. While his replacement continues the poor performance, the former goalkeeper of the Blues wishes to end the season in the cages of FCGB, it is in all that affirms one of its close relations in The Team : “He only asks for one thing: to be able to play, defend the honor of the Girondins and help them to maintain themselves. » A message that he also conveyed to the leaders a few days ago.
Statistics for Costil
Especially since the numbers play in his favor. With the match double to his credit (22 against 11), Costil conceded slightly fewer goals on average (2.4 against 2.5) but above all he stopped Marines and Whites taking more (13.9 goals stopped vs. 5.8). If it is all the same the 4and worst goalkeeper in the league with 56% of shots saved on target, his competitor is at the top of this sad ranking with only 50% of shots on target stopped. One thing is certain, Bordeaux remains the worst defense in the championship until the end of the season (79 goals conceded), with Poussin or Costil.
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