Deprived of his midfielder, who decided not to play against Montpellier to not compromise a transfer to OM, FC Nantes has still imposed.
Abdoulaye Touré, substitution leader?
By inheriting the captain's armband, Abdoulaye Toure was already invested with a mission, namely to relay Rongier who is the usual captain of Nantes. From start to finish, the defensive midfielder set out to set an example. In addition to his huge activity throughout the match to collect balloons, Toure was also the hero of the evening by delivering Beaujoire a magnificent strike rolled after a perfect hook. Enough to show by the acts that in case of departure from Rongier, he is ready to take up the torch.
Lafont, Simon … The recruits affirm themselves
During this meeting, Christian Gourcuff was able to count on the contribution of two players who arrived at this summer Mercato. Challenged for a complicated debut, Alban Lafont was solid this Saturday, including a huge parade against Andy Delort in the first period which weighs heavily. We also note the excellent match of Moses Simon, the left winger who arrived two weeks ago in Nantes and who is already asserting himself as the real detonator of the Canaries.
Louza not yet mature to replace Rongier
With Valentin Rongier in the stands, Christian Gourcuff had to innovate to maintain his 4-5-1 against Montpellier. The coach of FC Nantes has not hesitated to trust Imran Louza, young product of the club of 20 aligned at the post of number 10. But even if Louza regained his preferential position, the young Nantais struggled to find his place . Faced with the rough middle of Montpellier, Louza did not really exist, making little difference before being replaced by Benavente for the last ten minutes.