Ligue 2 / After his draw against Annecy (2-2), Pau accumulates frustrations
Indeed, with only two points taken out of a possible fifteen during the last five days, the balance sheet of the Palois over this period is rather bad, but the Béarnais take advantage of the fact that the poorly ranked ones ahead of them do not do better. Suddenly, their lead in the red zone was only reduced by two units, from 6 to 4 points. Didier Tholot has reminded several times this season that it is important to keep the clock ticking and Saturday’s meeting is an illustration of this. Even if he only took one point against Annecy (2-2), it is one more unit gleaned compared to the direct competitors for the maintenance that are Dijon, Rodez, Saint-Étienne or Niort, all beaten.
At the end of the meeting on Saturday, the Pau technician appeared disappointed with the raw result but wanted to be confident for the future, in particular with regard to the content proposed by his men: “I always say it, it is above all the content that is important and, for me, tonight (Saturday, editor’s note) it is good. We were quite fair in our intentions. We saw a team from Pau playing, offering content and never giving up. It is important for the future. »
Bassouamina and the others
Over this recent period, apart perhaps during the trip to Niort with a team hit hard by the flu, Pau FC has often competed in the game with its opponents and could have hoped for other results. Didier Tholot’s men were indeed able to shake up teams like Paris FC (0-1), Grenoble (0-0) without the results following. Ditto during the defeat in Bastia (1-0) or a penalty not whistled following a fault on Bassouamina which however seemed flagrant, only increased a frustration which accumulated. A frustration which would however be less significant if Pau FC knew how to be more effective, especially offensively.
Realizing his offensive opportunities remains the cute sin of Pau attackers. Apart from Mons Bassouamina, still restless and still a scorer against Annecy on Saturday (2-2), the other attacking players of the Béarnais group are struggling to stand out, such as Mayron George or Mohamed Yattara (1 but each this season ). It is probably in this sense that Didier Tholot and the leaders decided in this winter transfer window to give more thickness to the offensive sector with three reinforcements. If Quentin Boisgard and Loïck Lespinasse have already shown on Saturday that they could bring in this second part of the season, the announcement, Sunday, of the arrival of Yanis Begraoui (Read elsewhere) also appears as a reinforcement of choice.
Paris and Bordeaux to come
Be that as it may, Pau FC must not delay too long in getting back on track if they do not want their situation to get complicated, even if two difficult meetings await them this week, on the ground of Paris. FC on Tuesday evening and against the Girondins on Friday.
Yanis Begraoui, new offensive reinforcement While the winter transfer window promised to be calm on the side of Pau FC, the Béarnais club announced Sunday at the end of the day the arrival of a new reinforcement in the offensive sector in the person of Yanis Begraoui. On loan from the Toulouse Football Club, the 21-year-old striker, French international U20, comes to Béarn to seek playing time which he has very rarely had this season with the promoted Ligue 1. After Loick Lespinasse and Quentin Boisgard is the third arrival this winter in a Pau group which saw Walid Jarmouni sign up on loan this weekend for Paris 13 Atletico.
Stunning, Pau takes 8th place in the Gambardella Led by two goals just after the break, the youngsters of Pau FC finally overthrew Cholet (3-2) and made an appointment for the knockout stages of the Coupe Gambardella. However, the delay in the ignition of the Pau could have cost them dearly, in particular because Cholet had taken the opportunity to open the scoring quickly (0-1, 8th). The situation became even more complicated at the start of the second act when the SOC broke on penalty (0-2, 51st). Dominating in the game, the young people of Mathieu Perez came back thanks to goals from Laffargue (56th) and Cazenave (59th), before snatching qualification thanks to Souverbie (88th).