At 36, Gaëtane Thiney, who has always played at Juvisy, which became Paris FC in 2017, is having his first adventure abroad.
Under contract with the Parisian club until June 2022, the midfielder with 163 caps for 58 goals was loaned until December to NY Gotham FC which plays in the NWSL (American women's championship).
No longer called in the French team since the 2019 World Cup in France, she wears, in an interview at the French morning site.
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“Did I give up the French team?
No, I put aside the logic of Deacon, she assures us.
I have a delicate position because I work at the FFF and I cannot say everything I think… But there is no logic in what has been done for a long time.
Immersed in the North American Championship
And Thiney to continue his argument. “Me, I lived the France team that I wanted to live, and it was extraordinary. The one that is being done now is doing more harm than anything else .... Corinne Deacon also removed the armband from Wendy (Renard) before giving her back these days ... No really, if someone can explain to me because I don't understand nothing more, she is moved. Finally yes, what I understand is that there is now a lot of money in women's football and probably very comfortable salaries to be made. It is therefore a matter of doing everything to keep your place, at all costs, as long as possible and regardless of the means. "
Regarding her experience in the North American championship, she specifies. “I had already planned to come last season, but I couldn't because of the Covid, so I postponed until this year,” she explains. I am more at the end of my career than at the beginning, and I wanted to live a new experience. It was also an opportunity for Paris to see what is happening on the other side of the Atlantic, and why not to collaborate with the Gotham club. It was good for everyone ”.
But Thiney, a national technical advisor for DTN since 2012, hasn't come to the United States just as a player.
“I report regularly to the FFF on how football is built here and on what might interest us.
I discover the university system, professional clubs, scouting at the Red Bulls, and I follow the workings of the NWSL from the inside ”.