We had left Paris FC on a qualification (2-0) for the Coupe de France in Cosne (N3) on November 19, a week after a new debacle at home against Metz (1-4).
Since then, the management has taken advantage of the truce to reinforce Thierry Laurey in his functions despite a record far from his expectations (12th), to organize two meetings with the two groups of supporters in order to extinguish the fire which was mounting and to compensate the transfer of Julien Le Cardinal to Lens (L1) by the loan of Yvann Maçon (Saint-Étienne, L2).
On the pitch, the group resumed on November 30, carried out a new ground preparation and played two preparation matches, against PSG without its internationals (2-1 defeat on December 16) and Troyes (1-0 victory on December 21).
Victim of a ruptured Achilles tendon in April, Ousmane Kanté, himself,
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Before L1 on Wednesday, L2 is indeed back on Boxing Day.
Paris FC, which will then receive the leader Le Havre on Friday December 30 in Charléty, moves to Pau, 9th and which remained in five games (3 wins, 2 draws) without defeat before the break.
Often catastrophic (against Bordeaux, Rodez, Laval, Metz in particular) and 19th team at home, Paris FC avoided complete wreckage thanks to its remarkable away journey (4 wins in a row).
A good performance on the road has always followed a disappointment at Charléty.
Which also certainly allowed Laurey to save his head.
Filipovic, Chergui, Hanin, Hadjam, Mason, Dabila absent behind
“When we are in this place after the 15th day, it reflects our level, said Thierry Laurey at a press conference.
The results are disappointing.
There are a lot of things that we didn't do well: the number of red cards, the offensive efficiency, the investment that we have to put in at times to defend an advantage or to take it.
We have to fix all of that.
There's no time to lose.
If Laurey found the friendly match against Troyes "very coherent" (
1-0, goal by Paul Lasne after returning from injury)
, the Parisian team lost its latest recruit Yvann Maçon, injured after 30 minutes.
His absence will be added to those of goalkeeper Filipovic and Chergui, Dabila (suspended), Hanin and Hadjam (injured) in defense.
“It's not a disaster for us, but these are things we would have liked to avoid, in particular the injury of Yvann Maçon because he arrived to help us, regrets Laurey.
It weighs on us a bit, but we're not here to complain, rather to find solutions.
👥 𝗟𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽𝗲 summoned by Thierry Laurey to face @PauFootballClub this Monday (9 p.m.) 👊
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– Paris FC (@ParisFC) December 25, 2022
The youngsters (18 years old) Yoan Koré and Loup-Diwan Gueho should experience their first tenure this season in L2.
After a first interim without conceding a goal (Saint-Etienne, Laval), Vincent Demarconnay will make his third appearance in the league.
PAU - PARIS FC,
Monday (9 p.m.), Nouste Camp.
Referee: Mr. Lesage.
Demarconnay - Gory, Gueho, Bernauer, Lefort, Koré - Lasne, Mandouki (cap.), Iglesias - Guilavogui, Caddy.
: Nkambadio, Douniama (l.), Mendy, Karamoko, Phiri, Mbala, Kebbal, Chahiri, Lopez.
Chergui, Dabila (suspended), Filipovic, Mason, Hadjam, Hanin, Hamel (injured), Kanté, Boutaib (recovery).