Reims-Strasbourg, composition: Vieira makes strong decisions


By: Manu Tournoux

The Stade de Reims welcomes the Racing Club de Strasbourg this Friday for the 14th day of Ligue 1 (9 p.m.). Here is the expected line-up for the Alsatian club.

It will take more than a draw against an Olympique de Marseille team in full doubt to reassure Patrick Vieira. The 1998 world champion is aware that his team is far from the announced objectives. Stuck in 14th place in the rankings, the Racing Club de Strasbourg has been at a standstill for many weeks. And the perilous trip to Reims this Friday is like a new trap match for a team in search of confidence.

I think we saw a team that felt better and better in the last matches, and that allowed us to have a good match against Marseille, even if there are still regrets, explained Patrick Vieira. I find that the game has always resembled something, we have always tried to play fairly coherent football, with complicated things or lack of success. But since that first day against Lyon, I always knew the difficulties we would have this season, but I always noticed the players’ state of mind. And as long as he is good, there will be progress, we must confirm what we have seen in the last matches. »

Uncertainty for Delaine

It remains to be seen with which team Racing will present itself in Champagne. Patrick Vieira took stock of his squad. The uncertainty concerns Thomas Delaine.« He did individual work this Wednesday, if all goes well he will do group training this Thursday. If he is able to play without this discomfort, he will be part of the group. » For the rest, the Alsatian team should present itself in a 4-3-3 animation with its executives Sels, Perrin, Mwanga and Doukouré from the kick-off.

The expected line-up for Strasbourg : Salts – Guilbert, Nyamsi, Perrin, Sobol – Doukouré, Sissoko, Mwanga – Angelo Gabriel, Emegha, Mothiba (or Bakwa).

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