“Difficult”, “arduous”, “complicated” … Jessica Houara-d’Hommeaux, former defender of the Bleues (64 caps), immediately confides the difficulties encountered to compose the ideal eleven, on the basis of the numbers of PSG and of OL, who face each other this Friday evening (9 p.m.) in women’s D1 at the Parc des Princes. “But I take responsibility for my choices,” smiles the 33-year-old ex-player from Paris (2009-2016) and Lyon (2016-2018), which today flourishes on the Canal + sets.
For this exercise far from obvious, Jessica Houara-d’Hommeaux chooses to give a good advantage to the Lyonnaises in defense and in the middle. But Parisiennes are in the spotlight in both areas.
Goalkeeper: Endler (PSG)
“Christiane Endler. Because she’s always on top level, all the time. She rarely, if ever, makes mistakes. It is one of the best in the world today. I think having competed with Kate ( Editor’s note: Katarzyna Kiedrzynek, party in Wolfsburg ) helped him a lot and pulled him up. “
Defenders: Carpenter, Buchanan, Renard, Karchaoui (OL)
“If I’m a coach, I’m sorry for the Parisians but it’s 100% Lyon. It is very high level. Carpenter manages to make Lucy forget (Editor’s note: Bronze, part in Manchester City). The two full-backs are very strong offensively, have the ability to repeat races. In the middle, Wendie (Renard) and Kadeisha (Buchanan) are what they do best. They are solid, strong in the duels, the recovery … Wendie is also the top scorer in Lyon with his head game or his ability to take penalties. Set pieces are also Lyon’s strength. On the PSG side, I could have chosen Paredes, thanks to his experience and his ability to position himself well. She is a real leader ”.
Midfielders: Henry, Kumagai, Marozsan (OL)
“Again, sorry, but it’s 100% Lyon. I am obligated. Kumagai, Henry and Marozsan. For Kumagai and Henry, this is obvious. They balance Lyon, especially in a big game like this. Marozsan is pure talent, even if she’s been a little worse in recent weeks. His right foot is extraordinary. As for Amandine (Henry), we no longer present her. If I could have put on a Parisienne, I would have chosen Grace Geyoro. She is capable of breaking lines, she brings offensive danger all the time. I love his movements, which pose problems for opponents. Technically, it’s strong. She is a little younger than the three Lyonnaises but in one or two years, she will be in this eleven. “
Forwards: Cascarino (OL), Katoto, Diani (PSG)
“Right, Cascarino. She flies, she floats, she is the best passer in the championship. She makes big differences in every game. And it is progressing tactically. On the left, I place Diani. It is out of the ordinary. It has reached impressive levels. She assists but also scores a lot. In peak, I will elect Katoto. Unlike Geyoro in the middle, I favor the youth. What she’s doing right now is very strong. And in addition, it is very complementary with Diani. This is the future of the Blue Championship. On the sidelines, I do not forget Majri and Le Sommer. I find Eugenie in her last outings after a start to the season in the interior. She is carried around to all positions so it’s not easy. “
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