Soccer: the Blues “can go get” a third World Cup for Guadeloupe’s Stevan Siba

Because the Soccer World Cup started on November 20, Abroad the first requested 5 promising younger footballers what they considered the 2022 model of the Blues. Immediately, Guadeloupean Stevan Siba, quickly to be 16, who joined the FC Lorient coaching middle this summer season and has already completed a number of internships at Clairefontaine.



Recklessness or humility? Once we ask Stevan Siba about his internship within the France youth group at Clairefontaine, he tells us a few “first” for him in France, which supplied him “an awesome expertisefor its growth.

What he doesn’t say is that he did at least three internships between December 2021 and September 2022, together with one in August as proven within the tweet under. It’s his teammates who recall this removed from trivial info.

Naturally, he would nonetheless like to return there to develop into a world footballer”to win a World Cup or the Euros.”To be within the ultimate, to win, to see everybody completely satisfied, it is a dream”he confesses.

However whereas ready to see whether or not or not he can be a part of the nationwide group, he already has his sights set on the World Cup in Qatar.

“It is true that they’re lacking just a few small gamers who completed the World Cup in 2018he acknowledges. I believe they’ve an awesome group, there are gamers who know learn how to do the job, I believe they’ve the profile to do a very good World Cup to rank effectively and go get that one too.”

Nonetheless, it’s inconceivable to know his prognosis. He simply steps ahead to say that “if France returns to the ultimate, they may win it again as a result of everybody can be targeted, can be targeted, we could have good attackers.”

It’s nonetheless not an attacker that he takes as a mannequin however a defender: Presnel Kimpembe. “Since within the nationwide group, I performed a defender, after all I’m impressed by defenders, he justifies himself. I like Kimpembe’s profile as a result of he is an aggressive participant, he defends effectively. I give attention to him once I go to choice.” [Interview réalisée avant le forfait de Presnel Kimpembe, NDLR]

If this selection appears logical, his reply is extra shocking when requested who’s his favourite participant, all nationalities mixed. “It is Zanetti! He is an elder, he is an icon.”

Argentinian worldwide Javier Zanetti is a defender and midfielder who primarily performed for Inter Milan. Acknowledged for his longevity, he stopped his profession in Might 2014. Stevan was then solely 7 years previous.

Once I was little, I actually appreciated his profile, his means of taking part in, I all the time attempt to be like him once I play, whether or not defensively or offensively, he says. Truthfully, he is form of my idol.”

At the moment, the Guadeloupean had not even began taking part in soccer. He examined judo, basketball, swimming, earlier than enrolling in 6e on the Arsenal Membership of Petit-Bourg, the membership of his metropolis.

He then joined the Pôle Espoirs de Guadeloupe then the Elite Heart of the French Areas of America (CERFA) additionally based mostly on the island. “That is the place I met the coaching director, Frédéric Bodineau“, he recollects.

The latter was certainly nationwide technical adviser to CERFA till the summer season of 2022, when he joined FC Lorient as director of a coaching middle. And he most definitely needed to spot the qualities of the Guadeloupean.

In his yr of switch right here, he was the one who accompanied me in order that I may do my exams right here”, summarizes the native of Basse-Terre. Convincing exams since he joined FCL this summer season as a midfielder.

“Stevan has a excessive quantity of play, he runs quite a bit, he is superb in one-on-one duels”checklist Anaïs Bounouar, coach of the U17s.


The FC Lorient coaching middle has amongst its gamers in coaching Ultramarines, together with Martiniquais Stevan Siba and Mahorais Samir Saïd Haribou.



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He should, nonetheless,mature” to place his talents on the service of the group. “It is new for him, we ask him a number of reflection“, tempers Anaïs Bounouar. A logical comment when you already know that he has solely been there for just a few months and that he’s nonetheless a youngster.

He’s, nonetheless, mature sufficient to concentrate on his state of affairs and do his finest to progress: “There isn’t any perspective downside, he’s very smiling, very nice, he communicates with teammates, coachesassures the coach. He’s clever, he invests in his venture.”

A venture which will additionally go by means of the Clairefontaine field. The Hakes guarantee in any case that they may accompany him in “his particular person journey“.

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