"I wish him the best season possible, from the moment he is behind us. Asked about the appointment of Jean-Luc Vasseur on the bench Lyon, replacing Reynald Pedros, it is with a line of humor, tinged with seriousness, that Olivier Echouafni has concluded this Friday the launch conference of the season PSG. The Parisian coach will find with the former player and youth coach PSG an old acquaintance at the D 1 feminine opening this Saturday *.
Both men were in the same class of 2012 professional coaching diploma. This time, there will be only one winner. Even if Montpellier, Bordeaux, or even Paris FC, seem cut to play spoilsports, the race for the title should still be summarized in a duel between PSG and OL.
Will the Parisian women be able to prevent the quadruple champions of Europe title to crown a 14th consecutive national crown? "The championship will be a little more homogeneous, but Lyon will still be ahead, that's for sure," said coach Bleues, Corinne Deacon.
First round at the Champions Trophy
On the side of PSG, where it was announced target all the possible titles in play, we are convinced that this season is finally the good to dethrone the ogre Lyon. "The series are made to stop. We did not go so far last season staying in the race until two days of the end, said Echouafni. It only took one game to decide. Yes, but this one, the return leg in Lyon, was lost in big widths (5-0).
The reunion at the first trophy of the champions of history, September 21 at Guingamp, will give a first idea of the forces involved. Both teams managed to retain their frames and strengthen, among others, with players at the World Cup in France, the British Parris and Greenwood for Lyon, Germany's Dabritz, Canadian Huitema and Norway's Saevik for PSG. "The team has a year of living together, and the rookies bring a high-level experience that we missed last season," said Echouafni.
"They (the players) have won everything, me, not much," said Vasseur. I want to continue this dynamic. Those who think that the title is played in advance do not know either sport or football. All teams in the world are organizing to beat us. The girls know it. "
Saturday, 2:30 pm: Montpellier – Reims, Paris FC – Dijon, Bordeaux – Fleury – Mérogis, Guingamp – Metz (all on Foot +); 3:30 pm: Lyon – Marseille (Canal + Sport). Sunday, 2:45 pm: PSG – Soyaux (Canal + Offset).