Zapping Goal! soccer club ASSE – OL: The post-match debrief
Sunday at 3 p.m., AS Saint-Etienne will try to achieve the pass of three in the league on the lawn of Clermont. Pascal Dupraz called this meeting a turning point because it pits his team against a rival for maintenance and because success could allow them to get out of the red zone. Well, if the Savoyard really wants to win at Montpied, he must imperatively establish Mahdi Camara in defense or leave him on the bench! Indeed, the former captain of the Greens has not won a single victory in L1 this season playing in the middle!
Against Clermont (3-2) on November 7, he was right side; at Troyes (1-0) on November 21, he was suspended; in Angers (1-0) on January 26, he was in central defense; last Saturday against Montpellier (3-1), he was also suspended! A statistic that many Saint-Etienne supporters have noted, even if it must be put into perspective by specifying that during the victories over La Duchère (1-0) and Jura Sud (4-1) in the Coupe de France, Camara played in the middle. For them, it is not a coincidence since they believe that the performance of the Martégal in the middle is not sufficient. Will Dupraz consider this black cat status?
4th win on Saturday = 4 wins without Mahdi Camara in the middle…. pic.twitter.com/y06HggTZdB
— 𝕳𝖔𝖝 🇳🇬 (@HOX_1312) February 2, 2022
With Camara in the middle, ASSE does not win in L1!
Surprising fact: Mahdi Camara did not win this season in Ligue 1 when he played in his real position. The former ASSE captain was suspended at Troyes and against Montpellier, and he played in defense against Clermont as well as Angers.