Maziz still forfeited
It will be necessary to wait until Friday evening to know the precise contours of the group that Laszlo Bölöni will retain to face Valenciennes but we already know that Youssef Maziz will be absent. The Moselle midfielder, who suffers from a contracture, had already had to forfeit the match in Caen but “he has already had good training and will return to the group on Monday or Tuesday”, specified the Messin coach. “Sofane Alakouch had a strong migraine during the night, so he was absent from training this Thursday morning,” he added. As for Fabien Centonze, whom the garnet coach wanted to bring back to the group for the reception of Valenciennes, he was left to rest a little after a small alert the day after internal opposition, but “he is on a path”. Kévin N’Doram positively surprised Laszlo Bölöni “by his volume and his rhythm”. His return therefore seems imminent.
The constraint of a very long transfer window…
“I try not to complicate things too much and not think too much about what would happen if such and such a player arrives or leaves. This is the hardest time for everyone. I know the work that is done here by those in charge (of the transfer window). In life, we do what we can, not what we want. You will have to wait until 1is September at midnight… In a way, the coach, even if he is not happy with some things, he must also understand the financial issues and accept what is decided. »
Valenciennes, a solid team
“It’s a team that plays with an extremely tight block with well-disciplined players, that’s its main strength and they have three, four individuals to watch. They will be very well organized. »