After a less prolific 2021-2022 season than the previous two, Montpellier Hérault Sport Club has managed to validate its ticket to remain in Ligue 1 Uber Eats. Suffice to say that the foals of Dall’Oglio will still have a lot to do this season.
Indeed, the places will be expensive since 4 clubs will have to go down to Ligue 2 next June. And Laurent Nicollin wants to do everything so that his club is not.
The report of Montpellier season 2021-2022
This is one of the teams we like to see play in Ligue 1 Uber Eats. Even if Elle found herself deprived of her favorite attacking duo Laborde-Delort, the Héraultais managed to achieve an interesting season.
In the end, the Nicollin clan team totaled 43 points in 38 days. 12 wins and 7 draws were enough for the happiness of Montpellier who bowed their backs 19 times during the season. The last having intervened during the last day on the ground of the Sco d’Angers.
During the season, the men of Dall’Oglio made some good moves by going to win 1 goal to 0 at the Alliance Riviera against OGC Nice of Christophe Galtier. We should also note this home victory at the Stade de La Mosson against AS Monaco on the score of 3 goals to 2, thanks in particular to a double from Mavididi.
If therefore, the team suffered from the unexpected departure of its offensive pair, it was able to rely on new elements which did the job. Left to confirm this season.
The movements of the off-season in Montpellier
On the transfer market, Montpellier has been rather active by recording some movements. We then note the arrival of Falaye Sacko in the form of a loan from Guimaraes for 4 million euros, and Wabi Khazri, the former Stéphanois.
Falaye Sacko (Guimaraes, loan)
Theo Sainte-Luce (Nîmes)
Wabi Khazri (ASSE)
Arnaud Nordin (ASSE)
Maouassa casserole (Club Bruges, loan)
Clément Vidal (Ajaccio, Return from loan)
Mathias Suarez (City Torque, Return from loan)
Junior Sambia (Salernitana)
Remy Cabella (Lille)
Ibrahima Bakayoko (Niort)
Mihailo Ristic (Benfica)
Florent Mollet (Schalke 04)
Nicholas Gioacchini (Caen, Return from loan)
Thuler (Flamengo, Return from loan)
Montpellier squad 2022-2023
The ambitions of the MHSC this season
After finishing 13e in the standings for the past season, the people of Montpellier want to hope for better this season. Thus, as soon as the resumption on June 27, President Nicollin displayed the ambitions of the Hérault club, those of being among the top 10 at the end of the season.
Afterwards, a European place will be a bonus for the club which is entering its 14e season in a row among the top flight. In addition, the Hérault leaders want to bring the workforce to evacuate the stress and trauma of the second part of the past season.
This is one of the things that the Montpellier coach is working on during this preparation which ends on July 30 with a match on the grounds of Cristal Palace in London.
The player to follow this season in Montpellier
This summer, the MHSC made a nice move by attracting in its ranks a figure of the league 1, the Tunisian Wabi Khazri. Despite his 31 years and the reduction of his physical qualities, Khazri remains a very technical player, capable of settling a match on his own, and even of carrying his team to victory.
Olivier Dall’Oglio knows this, and will have to put him in the best conditions so that he gives the full measure of his talent. In the midfield, Téji Savanier, too, remains a very popular player and still as valuable for his combativeness in particular.
The Montpellier calendar for the 202-2023 season
If the month of August should be rather quiet on the Montpellier side, it will still be animated by the club’s trip to Paris to the field of the defending champion and its string of stars.
The month of October will be very busy with successively Monaco, Lens, Lyon and Rennes between the 9e and the 13e daytime. Marseille will be at La Mosson on the 1er January before trips to Nice and Auxerre interrupted by the reception of FC Nantes.