Does Nice lean backwards or forwards? If the Aiglons' defense has not taken a single goal since the start of the season, it is its fiery attack and the Dolberg-Gouiri-Delort trio that makes your mouth water when it receives Monaco on Sunday for the derby of the Coast. Azure. During the last day in Nantes (2-0), it was first of all the defense, sometimes happy but always solid, which did the job. Then Nice launched his offensive trident to punish the Canaries with a goal from Kasper Dolberg and another from Amine Gouiri, served by Andy Delort. And Sunday against Monaco in a closed stadium, the realism of the three scorers, who will probably only be two at kick-off, will again be one of the major assets of Christophe Galtier's team, not at all worried ofhaving to manage opulence. "
There will be no traffic jam in front
”, he had also assured at the end of August, when a financial window had opened to the negotiators of the OGCN to obtain the transfer of the Montpellier Delort.
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On that date, after a difficult start in front of Reims (0-0), Dolberg and Gouiri had already scored and / or delivered an assist to each of their performances. The two attackers, rarely seen in good form together last season, had just found a good cruising speed in their unprecedented 4-4-2 association. Today, the Dane is three goals in L1 and Gouiri four. But barely disembarked from the Hérault, as part of a transfer amounting to six million euros according to a source close to the club, the latest arrival on the Promenade des Anglais found his place instantly. And his budding complicity with the two in front gives hope for an agreement comparable to the one he had with Laborde at la Mosson. "
We speak the same language
», Smiled Delort after his decisive pass in Nantes.
"I had said that they would be associable players and that they would be associated"
Perhaps helped by a successful Euro with Denmark, Dolberg seems for his part to have left behind a last season disrupted by a cascade of injuries and worries and, seduced by the charisma and ideas of his new coach, displays his happiness to continue the Riviera adventure. “
Amine has taken a number of steps. He is a talented player who scores and makes score. I like our collaboration. He is someone important to us. Andy is a goalscorer with a lot of qualities as well. It brings us something different. We are complementary
”, detailed the Dane Friday. "
I had said that they would be associable players and that they would be associated
", for his part summarized Galtier. "
In Nantes, I did not close the game. I felt that Andy had to enter.
When you have quality players who are used to doing cold assists in front of goal, you always have the opportunity to score.
Before facing Monaco, perhaps boosted by his success on Thursday in the Europa League, the technician from Nice still made some calls to order to his group, invited to be "
more in the action than the reaction
" and not to focus
not taking a goal
Faced with Niko Kovac players, Galtier wants to see his team "
play its game
The one which allows him despite a penalty point and a late match (Nice-OM) to be at the foot of the podium with the third attack of L1.