This offends her introverted personality a bit, but since Monday she is in the center of attention. Convened by Corinne Diacre for the last match of the year against Brazil, Saturday (21 hours) at the Allianz Riviera in Nice, Marie-Antoinette Katoto discovers the Château de Clairefontaine with the big Blue for the first time in her young career . "I am very happy to be here. I'm going to learn a lot from this week, "said PSG goalkeeper on Tuesday.
Her convocation is a logical continuation so the player has been investigating goals since September (15 in 12 games), in line with her last season (25 goals in 26 games) and her title of best female prospect of D 1. Meanwhile, the young striker, 20 years since Thursday, however, had a nightmarish summer. Promoted captain of the Bleuettes, she missed out on her U20 World Cup, played in Brittany, with zero goals, the loss of her place of titular and this famous penalty of the missed equalizer against Spain (0-1) in half .
More than two months later, she admits that "the page is not completely turned." "But it's on the right track," she continues. It's over, I will not be able to play U20 World Cup (Editor's note: she missed 2016's injury). I look ahead and I move on. I learned a lot from this experience. I talked with my relatives, they told me what was wrong. I worked on it. The only way to bounce back was to focus on the job and the field. "
"The Château is so big that it's already lost," says Corinne Deacon
The pressure that rested on her shoulders was not a weight according to her. "I have already played high level games. I will not seek excuses or accuse others. I take my share of responsibility. If she dreams of playing the World Cup in France next year, she refuses to come forward. "It's far and near at a time. "
Corinne Deacon has also tried to temper the expectations around the Parisienne. "Give him a little time," urged the coach of Les Bleues. That she discovers and appropriates our operation. She's coming, she does not know anyone or the Castle, which is so big that she's already lost. I told him : I'm not going to bother you, I'll watch you, like the others. We do not make it a special case. We know she's coming out of a difficult competition, but it's behind her. "