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Ligue 2: an unprecedented defense and novices for Paris FC in Grenoble


Deprived of three central defenders, Paris FC will line up this Saturday (7 p.m.) against Grenoble for the kickoff of the championship, the I

In addition to Gaëtan Belaud, Yohan Demoncy and Warren Caddy (injured), Paris FC will be deprived of its three central defenders against Grenoble. Axel Bamba was operated on for a ruptured hamstring tendon, Ousmane Kanté is suspended, and Youssoupha Ndiaye (ankle) is absent until December. Friendly tested against Créteil (2-2), the pair Samir Chergui (22 years old, 4 L2 games including 1 start) and Ousmane Camara (18 years old, 3 L2 games, 0 start) will be aligned in central defense. Child of Paris FC where he arrived at 9 years old, the tall (1.97 m) Camara is an international U18 and signed a first pro contract last year. Chergui, he was able to seize his second chance, after being dismissed from Auxerre in 2020 for misconduct.

“We don't have much choice defensively, but I don't have any concerns because they have qualities,” said Thierry Laurey. One of my missions here is also to help young players progress. For them, it is a dream chance, they have everything to gain. On the friendly matches they did their job well. We must consider them like everyone else but also reassure them in certain areas. But around them there will be boys of experience. "

Captain Cyril Mandouki has no intention of playing it safe.

"Us in the middle, we will play normally, if we have to take risks, project ourselves, we will do it, as usual," he explains.

We have total confidence in them.

If they are there, it is because they deserve it.

Technically and tactically, they are up to par.

We will encourage them but without giving them additional pressure.

They just have to dare to speak.


Alongside the two novices of central defense, one of the recruits Maxime Bernauer (22), who arrived from Le Mans (National), will also perform his baptism of fire in L2.

GRENOBLE - PARIS FC, today (7 p.m.), Jean Laville stadium in Gueugnon.

Referee: M. Gaillouste.


 : Maubleu (cap) - Gaspar, Monfray, Nestor, Mombris - Perez, Belmonte, Marchand - Henen, Anani, Boissy.


: Jacobacci.

Paris FC

 : Demarconnay - Bernauer, Camara, Chergui, Hanin - Mandouki (cap.) Name, Diakité - Gakpa, Laura, Guilavogui (or Alfarela). Entr. : Laurey.

Source: leparis

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