Hopefully the Stade des Alpes will inspire the youngsters of the Espoirs team, to win against Armenia this Thursday, November 11, at 8:45 p.m.. With 10 points, they are in first place in Group H. The start of the qualifiers started off pretty well with three wins: against North Macedonia (3-0), Ukraine (5-0) and Serbia (3 -0), for a draw against the Faroe Islands (1-1).
« We especially want to continue, we stay on two consistent matches, we want to continue on this dynamic, describes Sylvain Ripoll, the coach. We will give a good image of our team and especially do what it takes to win because we have an opponent who will necessarily be difficult to maneuver. It’s up to us to make things less complex, to make this match turn in our favor. When they play with this collective mindset, with the willingness to make an effort for each other, to respect what the game demands, I think their individual qualities are better expressed. »
Lyonnais Maxence Caqueret will set foot on the Stade des Alpes for the first time, even if Grenoble is not unknown to him: « I played against Grenoble when I was little, it brings back memories, I played a lot in the region. These are beautiful memories of my young career.«
The midfielder will be encouraged by those close to him, who came from Lyon: « They are not very far, so there will surely be my family, my friends. It’s good for the team to have supporters and for me personally, because it feels good to have loved ones close to you. »
Also on the lawn this Thursday evening, a player from Nord-Isérois: Malo Gusto, passed by Villefontaine and the CSBJ. The other Berjallian, Amine Gouri, the Nice striker was injured and had to decline the selection. Les Bleuets can however count on Eduardo Camavinga. Since this summer he has been playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid. He has already been called up by Didier Deschamps in the great France team, the midfielder even scored there, becoming the youngest scorer in the history of the Blues. He is one of the leaders of this Hopes team.