It’s their Everest. This Saturday (2:15 p.m.), the gamers of Thonon Evian FC (D2) will problem the celebrities of Olympique Lyonnais (D1) within the eighth finals of the French Girls's Cup. An unbalanced assembly however a gala match to be loved with out moderation for the Haut-Savoyard.
“My dream? Frankly? It will be to win.” Sitting on the artificial garden of the Saint-Julien-en-Genevois stadium, Aliya Saïd shows a broad smile. Saturday, the central defender will dwell the best second of her younger profession. “Taking part in in opposition to OL within the eighth finals of the Coupe de France is nearly unreal.” TheOlympique Lyonnais and its 6 Champions Leagues, its stars, its worldwide gamers. “The perfect ladies's group on this planet”, continues the assistant coach of Thonon Evian FC.“Taking part in Lyon is like dealing with Actual Madrid in males's soccer”continues Adam Amellal.
To organize for this summit assembly, the final coaching classes had been centered on defensive work. “We all know that we should defend for nearly your entire match”, acknowledges Aliya Saïd. At 21, handed by the Lyon coaching heart earlier than becoming a member of the membership on the banks of Lake Geneva, the younger girl is aware of that this match will likely be sophisticated. “We should defend collectively, battle for one another, be united and show a superb one was of spirit.” However no query of dramatizing. “You need to savor this second, insists Adam Amellal. To not be actresses however administrators and above all, to feast. “
With the general public
“We’re all below stress but additionally excited”, acknowledges Amandin Jung. The Haut-Savoyard defensive midfielder hopes “make a superb match” to indicate the extent of the gamers.“We’re not going to observe them play”, continues Alisson Blais. Thonon Evian’s different midfielder will not be impressed by the armada of Lyons stars (Wendie Renard, Amandine Henry, Amel Majri…). “However for the general public will probably be good to see all of its nice gamers.” Spectators additionally able to assist their group. “I went purchasing and a gentleman stopped me to inform me that he can be on the stadium on Saturday”, says Alisson Blais.
Thonon Evian FC – OL, eighth finals of the French Girls's Soccer Cup from 2.15 p.m. Saturday 1 February on the Joseph Moynat stadium in Thonon-les-Bains.
- For this journey to Haute-Savoie, the Olympique Lyonnais will likely be disadvantaged of its Norwegian star, Ada Hegerberg. The 2018 Ballon d'Or suffered a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the fitting knee throughout a coaching session.