We will not go so far as to say that we had a presentiment of it, but on several occasions already, we had seen the goalkeeper of the Hakes taking his time, hesitating to find the best solution for short reminders of his penalty area, against Parisians very high in the laundry. So this 9th minute of this shock of the 14th day of Ligue 1, this Sunday afternoon, between Lorient and PSG.
Yvon Mvogo was countered by Neymar in his 5.5 meters, the ball arrived on Hugo Ekitike, who transmitted to the Brazilian for the opener (9th). “It’s part of the initiatives and ambitions that we have in the game, put Régis Le Bris, the Breton coach, into perspective. We don’t hold it against him. There’s always a balance to be found and, until now, he had always found it. I do not forget that it is very important in the construction of our game. You have to succeed in determining the zone where the risk taking is too high. » This was the case in this case.
“He will take exams at the beginning of the week. There was bound to be some concern.”
Perhaps the worst in history is that the Swiss international injured his right knee in action, forcing him out, two weeks before the opening of the World Cup in Qatar ( November 20-December 18). “The diagnosis is not made, at this stage, he will undergo examinations at the beginning of the week, said his coach. There was bound to be some concern. »
Mvogo was replaced (13th) by Vito Mannone, who arrived free this summer from Monaco, as an understudy, for one season. The 34-year-old Italian goalkeeper held his position perfectly, decisive on several occasions (28th, 33rd, 42nd), before losing to the head of Danilo (81st). “Vito is an extremely professional boy, he is very committed to the training sessions and is extremely present in the group, greeted Régis Le Bris. I didn’t have the slightest doubt in his ability to immediately be in the tone of the match, on his intrinsic qualities and thanks to his great experience. »
The person concerned appreciated this entry into play, he who had not played in Ligue 1 since January 6, 2021 and a trip to … Lorient (5-2 victory over Monaco). “On the goal, I can’t see the ball, he however regretted. I think Terem will clear him with a header at the near post. They didn’t have too many chances in the second half, but that’s often how it is with big players. »
So, if Mvogo was forfeited, is he already thinking of taking up the gauntlet next Sunday in Strasbourg, on behalf of the 15th day, just before the long autumn break? “I push every day to be ready in those moments, he admits. In my head, I’m number 1, every day. It’s my job. You have to win there. »