Thanks to a double from Boutaïb, but also to a high-level collective performance, Le Havre won against Sochaux (0-2), this Saturday at the Gaston Gérard stadium in Dijon, during the second day of Ligue 2.
After two days, the HAC has four points and that’s very good. After the draw (0-0) conceded against Guingamp a week earlier at the Stade Océane, the Ciel et Marine signed this Saturday against Sochaux their first success of the season (0-2). A well-deserved success, against one of the outsiders of this championship, a victory acquired at the end of a very successful performance in all sectors of the game.
Relocated to Dijon, where the Sochaliens had defeated the DFCO five days earlier (1-3), the meeting was yet to be perilous. But the Havre took it by the right end and the early opening of the scoring made things easier for them, of course. At the conclusion of a breakthrough by Richardson and a ball released by Prévôt, Boutaïb was able to quietly slip the ball into the empty goal and thus put his team in the best possible position (0-1, 7th).
Undoubtedly author of his best match in the Le Havre jersey, the Moroccan striker did it again twenty minutes later. Perfectly launched by Thiaré, he anticipated the exit of Prévôt to score the goal of the break (0-2, 27th).
Disoriented, the Francs-Comtois tried to react at the end of the first period, but they came up against a very compact Le Havre block and an intractable Yahia Fofana in his cages. Gorgelin’s usual backing, injured, nicely deflected two Weissbeck attempts and was bossy throughout the evening on each air balloon. Despite territorial domination in the last half hour, the Doubists were never able to resurface.
“On an accounting level and in terms of behavior, it is true that it is a beautiful evening, reacted Le Havre coach Paul Le Guen. Even though I’m not getting carried away, I’m generally satisfied. Faced with this Sochaux team, we really had to work together. The players were brave, and even when there were a few hiccups, we managed to save the blow behind thanks to a great solidarity. The elders help us frame things, and we must admit that the young people have a better behavior than last season. They know that the one who does not meet my expectations will not be in the “18”. It requires confirmation, but this victory is quite significant. Now, we must succeed in freeing ourselves at the Stade Océane. I am convinced that Khalid (Boutaïb) will help us there, and that he will score goals for us. A Khalid at a good physical level can give us twenty goals. He did a real preparation, he is completely integrated, that changes a lot of things. “
“It’s a perfect evening,” said the evening scorer. We’re on the outside, against a big team, we play a big game, I score and we come away with the victory. So yes, everything is perfect. We remembered the slap we received at Sochaux last season (4-0), we wanted to make up for it and we did it with style. Personally, everything worked for me in this game. I worked for, as did the whole team, especially Jamal (Thiaré) who put me in good conditions. It’s a reward for everyone. Now I hope things get better and better at the Stade Océane. “
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