French Cup (eighth spherical). Anthony Colin, the lieutenant of ES Thaon

Thaon (N3) – Sochaux (L2)

This Saturday (at 5 p.m.)

Final survivor of the Thaonnaise workforce which had confronted Sochaux (L1) within the thirty second ultimate of the Coupe de France 2013, Anthony Colin won’t be entitled to a reunion with the Cubs this Saturday. Blame it on a cussed calf damage that pushed the ES Thaon midfielder to the bundle. Convalescent, however “first supporter of the workforce”, he might be nearer to his companions this Saturday to offer them helpful recommendation throughout a match that he is aware of essentially “explicit” within the profession of an newbie participant.

Mild chief

With a number of epics to his credit score, the vice-captain of ES Thaon is aware of lots in regards to the Coupe de France, taking for instance the well-known match towards Sochaux in January 2013: “It was the primary spherical of 32 of my profession. I bear in mind the media enthusiasm that this sort of assembly will get. It takes us out of our day by day lives as newbie footballers. It is one thing distinctive, thrilling. It is also an excellent reward to play for an expert membership as a result of it is something however simple to make a cup run.

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Giving recommendation to his teammates is what he has been doing for a number of seasons (his twelfth within the Thaon tunic), counting on his sure expertise on the nationwide stage. Strong lieutenant of Romain Chouleur, like Wilfried Rother or Mohamed Comara, the 35-year-old has change into, over the seasons, a necessary cog in ES Thaon. And this, even when he not has his legs from his early youth: “I wish to move on what was handed on to me prior to now. Even when I do not speak lots earlier than video games, on the pitch, nevertheless, I attempt to keep optimistic and have the precise phrase for my team-mates”.

“Do a feat towards a professional membership”

It is a workforce from Thaon that’s extra united than ever (“solely good guys”) who’re getting ready to problem Sochaliens right now in Ligue 2. Solidarity but in addition marked by the merciless consequence of the sixteenth ultimate towards Reims ( L1) final January (0-1 defeat within the 94th). A further energy in keeping with Anthony Colin: “Now we have our expertise and our experiences of latest years. Now, what we’d like is to realize a feat towards a professional membership”.

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And why not this Saturday towards Sochaux? A chance that the 35-year-old midfielder doesn’t rule out, removed from it: “We must be targeted from begin to end, be truthful in each areas. The bottom won’t favor the nice recreation, that is for certain. The additional the match progresses, the extra it’s in favor of the toddler. Particularly with the penalty shootout immediately after regulation time.” An train that has been notably profitable for the Thaonnais recently thanks, particularly, to the prowess of their two goalkeepers (Raphaël Rodriguez and Antonin Parisot) on their line. Therefore the prognosis: “We’re going to run lots towards an excellent workforce from Sochaux. However I am certain we’ll keep sturdy and qualify on penalties.”

An consequence that may open the doorways to a brand new spherical of 32 for Romain Chouleur’s males. A speculation that rejoices the convalescent Anthony Colin prematurely: “I am nonetheless hungry for a recreation. I really feel good. I nonetheless wish to play this sort of assembly. His teammates know what they need to do.

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