The question arises after the thunderous start to the season for the Girondins de Bordeaux. We mentioned it in the Talk on Monday evening. To analyse.
Exceptional start to the championship?
The Girondins de Bordeaux are 1st after 7 days of the championship tied with SM Caen. The Girondins have conceded only 2 goals in 7 games, which makes Bordeaux the best defense in the championship. The attack scored 11 goals, the 4th in the championship. Moreover, these performances were achieved without reinforcements during the off-season.
The LFP has unveiled a statistic that goes in this direction: “5 of the last 7 leaders at this stage of the competition moved up to Ligue 1 at the end of the season.”
The club budgeted for a second place
The words of owner Jogo Bonito embodied by FCGB president Gérard Lopez on the evening of May 23 were clear: “Now, we will therefore have to assume, get up and build a project which should allow the Club to be ambitious with the objective of a rise in the elite next season.”
Today, the discourse is a little different with a desired rise “as quickly as possible”. However, with the biggest budget in Ligue 2, Bordeaux must have the ambition to grab one of the first two places in the championship.
3 players experienced in reinforcements and 2 “bets”
Recruitment has been targeted with experienced players for the second division: Yoann Barbet (over 200 Championship games), Vital Nsimba (has risen with Clermont Foot) and Clément Michelin (has risen with RC Lens).
Aliou Badji, 13 goals in 5 months in Amiens last season, reinforces the attack, and the Georgian Davitashvili will bring one more solution on the sides in attack.
Too early to show Ligue 1 ambition?
This is the point of view of Talk columnists Jonathan d’Agostino and Djino Forté. Read it below.
The opinion of Jonathan d’Agostino : “Currently no. I’m not saying it’s impossible. We feel that the Girondins have worked this summer. No one expected them. A group formed in pain. No one had planned or predicted what would happen. With the exception of the most passionate people who said to themselves, we are the Girondins de Bordeaux and we must go back to Ligue 1.
The teams we faced apart from Guingamp are not top teams. Paris FC has fewer points than QRM. You don’t have to skip the steps. The players still have to learn and everything can turn against us very quickly. We will take stock later, there are 31 games left.
The opinion of Djino Forté : “No, not yet, although it should happen later. How many contenders for the climb have we played? Two teams only. We didn’t play Dijon, Metz, Saint-Étienne, Caen or Sochaux. We need tests against very strong teams. Our balance sheet is very good, but we have to remain lucid.
For me, we are not ready yet and we do not know what our recruits have given. We have no reality and too vague to tell you that we are back for the climb. That would be a lack of humility. We must be able to be in the first 8 equipped. There will only be 2 climbs and no playoff, so we cannot say that we are a candidate for the climb.
What do you think ? Is Bordeaux cut out to raise it to Ligue 1?
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