With the return from injury of Lucas Chevalier, on loan from LOSC, VAFC coach Olivier Guégan has the choice of the king for the post of goalkeeper. They are three for a position, who will be the holder for the rest of the season?
Some clubs would like to be in the situation Valenciennes is experiencing, at least in terms of the goalkeeper sector. With the return to collective training of Lucas Chevalier, three goalkeepers are competing for a starting place. A situation appreciated by Olivier Guégan: “We could not afford to start the season with only Konaté. It’s great to have a choice, and whether it be Allagbé, Konaté and Chevalier, they are three good goalkeepers in the division and capable of performing. “
While Saturnin Allagbé’s performance since the start of the season leaves much to be desired, Chevalier’s return could push the Beninese to redouble their efforts to keep his place. “To discuss it with him, I want Saturnin to let go, I found him shy,” said the VAFC coach. I think the international matches gave him some depth because he had two very good matches. Its performance has been a real roller-coaster ride. As much as he had a very big game against Niort, he was consistent at Nancy and Toulouse, but I think at home he is able to do a lot better. It is up to him to take his responsibilities. He is international, was transferred to Ligue 1 for a certain amount. It’s up to him to make a big performance to start his season. He must do better ”.
He has qualities, it is up to him to express them. Competition has always made players progress.
Even though he is coming off a very difficult season in Dijon, Saturnin Allagbé has the confidence of his coach. “He had a difficult season with Dijon, with a lot of defeats, he came out of the team, played again at the end. It has been a very complicated season for him and the club. Now he is in another project, with the confidence of the teammates and the coach, it is up to him to take the lead. For the top level, you need character and personality. He has qualities, it is up to him to express them. Competition has always made players progress. As a goalie, you need continuity, but I have three good goalies and it is up to them to take advantage when they go to play. ” Allagbé should be lined up against Quevilly-Rouen Métropole tonight, while Hillel Konaté will be on the bench. Lucas Chevalier will be with the VAFC reserve, which faces AC Amiens this weekend.
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