Cyril Mandouki knows his stats. If the defensive midfielder of Paris FC comes into play this Saturday (7 p.m. at Charléty) against Pau (18th and last), he will join the very select clan of players with 100 matches under the Parisian colors. A pride for the former college supervisor, father of two children (4 years and 20 months), who extended last April by four years. “I know that I will have a small heartache, recognizes the captain of the leader of Ligue 2. It is a beautiful gift. For a boy like me who started late, 100 pro games is crazy. In addition, we are first … “
“For me who am a guy from Paris, it would be a dream to go up”
Absent for a month due to an injury to the right foot (paralysis after a blow) contracted during the match against Nancy (0-2 on September 19) then positive for Covid-19, the 29-year-old Martinique international is impatient to find its place in the midfield. “I feel ready to return,” confirms the person who could nevertheless start on the bench against Pau.
The prospect of joining a group that walks on water motivates him. But, like his coach René Girard, he still refuses to talk about a rise in Ligue 1. “There are still too many games to play,” said the player. Yes, we have had a very good start to the season and for me, who am a guy from Paris, it would be a dream to come up and become the second Paris club in Ligue 1. But let’s first ensure the 40 points of maintenance and if we are still at the top, there, we will no longer be able to hide … “
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