A successful achievement. Despite the bad weather and preparations for the New Year on Sunday, December 31, hundreds of Toulouse FC fans responded positively to the club’s call. To experience the session of the Protected live. An hour full of applause (families marched) and lessons (about the powers that be) before challenging Paris-SG in the Champions Cup at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday evening (8:45 p.m.).
“Guillaume, let’s change our gloves.” Beneath a blue hat as big as himself, 8-year-old Hugo climbed onto his father’s shoulders to better display his mark. The budding goalkeeper of the Saint-Orens club (20 minutes from Toulouse) – “Where Thomas Himeur also comes from,” explains father Julien, 38-year-old prison guard and a must-subscribe to Téfécé – the little boy does not miss a single crumb. If we dare to wear his third favorite goal with a pair of gloves in hand: Hugo Lloris. “Finally,” smiles Julien, “from the same brand…”
It is 10:32 in the morning on the hot pitch of Petit-Wembley and Espoirs national team player Guillaume Restes is the first to emerge from the dressing room; They were soon joined by their partners Dominguez, Himeur and Lacombe (Haug, officially 1well Fireplace). The young doorman was applauded by around 400 people who said yes to Téfécé’s invitation for this last free-access rehearsal of the (civilian) year.
“We enjoy it as a family,” says Guillaume (definitely fashionable), a 40-year-old salesman who lives in Buzet-sur-Tarn, 40 kilometers from the Pink City, because otherwise we would never be able to attend the training sessions, which are closed. A prediction for the Champions Cup? Wow, it’s going to be complicated, right? But hey, we’ve already proven that based on a misunderstanding (referring to the Liverpool match and the witty banner in the movie) Tanned people go skiing)….”
Update on CANists…
Attack/defense workshops started in front of it. Striker Frank Magri (Cameroon) comes forward with a shot from the left. Except for left-handed attacker Mamady Bangré (Burkina Faso), who is making his 34th appearance for the national team.to At the Africa Cup of Nations (January 13 – February 11, Ivory Coast), other Toulouse players are available, including two defenders: Logan Costa (Cape Verde, selected) plus Moussa Diarra (Mali, pre-selected). However, please note that winger Ibrahim Cissoko (Guinea) is not included in the list of 25 called up. If Costa is suspended at the Parc on Wednesday, coach Carles Martinez Novell will therefore be able to rely on Magri and Diarra – Tef have agreed with their federation for the “post-Champions Trophy”.
…and two notable absences
On the other hand, German midfielder Niklas Schmidt and Danish full-back Mikkel Desler should definitely be missing. According to the club’s statement, the first person to become “ill” received permission from staff to delay starting work. However, the full-back, who injured his right calf against Rennes on December 17, did not play this Sunday.
Meanwhile, left wing alter ego Gabriel Suazo volleys with his bad foot (right) to hit the jackpot, triggering both applause on the pitch and a welcome scolding from the Catalan coach!
It’s 11 a.m., opposition time, which pits three teams of seven players against each other on a small half of the field: fluorescent orange bibs, turquoise blue bibs, no bibs. It goes in all directions and attacks in all directions. However, this cannot be decided. Go to the penos. And in this little game Stijn Spierings finds the bar and Cissoko misses his panenka. With a lot of slippage, the “orange” celebrates as if they are winning the Champions Cup.
There are many signatures, children are happy
Spectators can descend on the sidelines of the pitch to request timeless autographs. Diarra, still playful, poses, Rasmus Nicolaisen paints poster after poster with a dazzling smile, César Gelabert and This Dallinga are popular. Until Carles Martinez willingly complied. Restes, two boots away, ended the session the same way he started it: by being shot by number one coach Éric Allibert. Shots are falling and the rain is increasing, bad weather for the goalkeeper…