For Yacine Adli, a young Franco-Algerian midfielder from the Girondins, aged twenty, facing his training club with whom he made his professional debut on May 19, 2018 in Caen, will never be a match like any other.
"I remain Parisian but in life everyone makes their way", he confided when he arrived in Bordeaux.
In a very tense climate within a Gironde club in crisis still tossed about by new sales rumors, the reunion between Adli and Paris, this Wednesday evening (9 p.m.), probably takes a back seat.
Barring any tactical surprise, he will be established for the ninth time in Ligue 1 since the January resumption.
“Yacine has the qualities to become a very good player, assures his trainer Jean-Louis Gasset.
He played good games against big teams.
This is what he is doing and he must continue.
But it needs to toughen up a bit, it still has some way to go.
His predecessor Paulo Sousa had the same analysis: “He controls the space well, he is very strong to give the ball between the lines.
If he continues to improve, he will reach the top.
“Aligned in support of the central striker, or in front of the defense as a recuperator, Yacine Adli has made a place for himself, two years after his arrival in Gironde.
At the time, the amount of his transfer (5.5 million euros) had surprised.
Without worrying about those who still doubt him, Adli works, gets involved and doesn't hesitate to show his character.
Goalscorer at the Park during the first leg
Before Laurent Koscielny's rant last Friday on the state of mind of some of his teammates, the former Parisian had already emptied his bag.
It was the evening when Bordeaux, eleven against nine for half an hour, had made a pitiful 0-0 against OM on February 14: “To play at the top of the table, you have to be demanding on all levels.
Everyone knows the workforce, we have a lot of players at the end of the contract.
There are a lot of internal, external conflicts.
It creates bad vibes.
You can't play the top of the table like that.
We don't feel this osmosis.
It is complicated.
In the locker room and in the management, no one then reframed it.
Maybe because he said out loud what many people think quietly.
Yacine Adli, the winner, wants more and hopes to quickly score a second goal this season.
The first was at the Parc des Princes in the first leg (2-2).
That would be a hell of a wink.