Squad, transfers and goals for the season
An actual earthquake for a historic membership like AS Saint-Etienne, the Greens’ relegation to the second division got here to sanction final season’s very poor efficiency in Ligue 1, which sends the membership to Ligue 2 this season. Revanchist, there is no such thing as a doubt that Saint-Etienne will probably be one in all the large favorites for promotion to Ligue 1 and that the Greens will probably be formidable each at house and away, to rapidly reintegrate into the elite in a troublesome context. Zoom in on the membership’s goals for this season, deal with the Greens’ workforce and their competitiveness throughout this 2022/23 Ligue 2 train.
AS Saint-Etienne’s outcomes final season
It was a very troublesome season that Saint-Etienne endured the earlier yr in Ligue 1. With a workforce condemned to enjoying assist from the begin of the season, the arrival of Pascal Dupraz to rescue Claude Puel’s early cataclysm won’t change something .
With a primary Ligue 1 success solely collected at the begin of November after six defeats and six attracts, the months of February and March will mark the begin of a revolt at Saint-Etienne that may make them a spot in the play-offs at the finish of the season.
Up in opposition to AJ Auxerre for two essential video games for their future in the high division, penalties would in the end resolve the destiny of Saint-Etienne’s season, an unlucky destiny and a penalty from Birama Touré that sends AJA to Ligue 1 and dooms the staff’s hopes decisively by Pascal Dupra.
As fairly often throughout the off-season of groups relegated to the second division, the losses have been vital in the workforce of the Greens, who registered many departures of government gamers corresponding to Hammouma, Budebuz, Mangala or Kolodzieczak. Most lately, the membership accomplished the departure of the very younger Lucas Gurna-Duat to Red Bull Salzburg for €13 million. On the arrivals aspect, spending has been very restricted with loads of free and mortgage arrivals corresponding to the latest arrival of ex-Remois Mathieu Cafaro on mortgage from Standard de Liege.
Arrivals: Llobry (FC Pau), Cafaro (mortgage, Standard de Liège), Briançon (Nimes Olympique), Girondin (Troy), Chambost (Troy), Calodat (reserve), Palencia, Abby, Crasso (getting back from mortgage).
Departures : Gurna-Duat (€13m, Red Bull Salzburg), Diuse (Crete OFI), Khazri (Montpellier), Nordin (Montpellier), Hammouma (Ajaccio), Kolodzejczak, Budebuz, Mangala, Sakho, Trauko, Benkhedim (finish of contract ), Sacco, Bernardoni, Tube, Crivelli (mortgage return)
The AS Saint-Etienne squad for the 2022/23 season
Guardians : Etienne Green, Boubacard Faull, Noah Ravair
Defenders : Saidu Sou, Harold Mukudi, Sergi Palencia, Ivan Masson, Gabriel Silva, Michael Nade, Anthony Briançon, Abdoulaye Bakayoko, Jimmy Girodon, Lucas Calodat
Environments : Adil Aouchiche, Mahdi Camara, Zaydou Youssouf, Yvan Neyou, Aimen Mouefek, Mathieu Cafaro, Dylan Chambost, Victor Lobry, Baptiste Gabard, Louis Mouton, Jules Mouton
Strikers : Denis Buanga, Charles Abbey, Jean-Philippe Crasso, Maxence Rivera, Ayman Aiki, Jibril Othman
Saint-Etienne: ambitions and rating
When you are referred to as AS Saint-Etienne, you ought to be a promotion contender, no matter the difficulties the membership faces as a complete. If the Greens’ general workforce doesn’t look the fittest of the groups in Ligue 2 to compete for high spots and recuperate from final season’s actual trauma, ASSE must be watched from the begin of the season to know the temperature and the potential of Pascal Dupraz to proceed to ship his messages in a very totally different context than final season.
The present workforce of the Greens appears to be like fairly weak in the picture of gamers who’ve probably not happy Pascal Dupra’s workers and if the arrivals in August can strengthen an offensive sector that appears sparse at the second, initially the collective must kind, to to hope to exist in a championship that yr after yr at all times appears extra aggressive and the place solely two groups will probably be promoted to Ligue 1.
Player to observe: Mahdi Kamara restoring Saint-Etienne’s id?
He is one in all the few managers to play subsequent season with ASSE. At simply 24 years previous, Mahdi Kamara has established himself over his final three seasons with the Greens as the centerpiece of Saint Etienne’s midfield.
Essential for this season, he might want to federate to create with a really younger squad a collective able to competing with the remainder of the Ligue 2 dwellers and thus making certain a great season for the Greens.
The AS Saint-Etienne calendar for the 2022/23 season
From the opening days of this Ligue 2 season, AS Saint-Etienne will face groups that the staff is used to going through extra in the high division. Against Dijon on day one and then Nîmes on day two, the Greens could have different essential fixtures for their season:
Day 4: 20/08/2022, Saint Etienne – Havre
Day 10: 10/08/2022, Sochaux – Saint Etienne
Match 13: 05/11/2022, Metz – Saint Etienne
Match 20: 28/01/2023, Saint-Etienne – Sochaux
Match 28: 18/03/2023, Havre – Saint Etienne
Day 34: 06/05/2023, Saint Etienne – Guingam