VDB-Spierings, confirmed Ligue 1 level
After shaking up everything in Ligue 2 BKT, the Dutch midfield duo of Toulouse FC are gaining momentum for their 1D Ligue 1 season Uber Eats. Major players in the Violets title last season, Branco van den Boomen and Stijn Spierings greatly contributed to the last success of theirs at the expense of Montpellier (4-2), last Sunday. The second in four days.
» They are frameworks in our game. They are decisive. But Ligue 1 is another level, so it’s difficult to be as decisive as last year. I have the impression that the players are taking over from this championship. “, said the Toulouse coach Philippe Montanier after the victory of the J9.
The top passer in Ligue 2 BKT 21/22, holder on all matchdays, has thus doubled his total of assists this season with a double full of inspiration, allowing him to total 4 offerings after 9 matches and to occupy a 4e place in the classification of smugglers in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, which could give him hope to equal Téji Savanier, crowned with Nîmes Olympique (17/18), then the following season with Montpellier HSC.
While for his part, his compatriot Spierings, who played every minute of the TFC this season in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, found the net for the 1time times in the elite on his 1time attempt on target, putting an end to a series of 30 games without scoring.
Stats leaders…as in Ligue 2 BKT
Like Rasmus Nicolaisen who is as dominant in aerial duels as last season (1er defenders in 21/22 in Ligue 2 BKT), posting ten headed duels more than his first pursuer (Benjamin André), the two Dutchmen manage to raise their level of play in their area of expertise.
Thus, Stijn Spierings is clearly at the top of the recovery ranking (98), with more than twenty more scraped balls than Nicolas Pallois (2e, FC Nantes). The number 17 of the Violets had only been beaten in this area last season by Birama Touré (AJA). Still in the field of recovery, the Toulouse midfielder is also one of the most effective on tackle with 17 successes, i.e. 4e best total in Ligue 1 Uber Eats.
For its part, Branco van den Boomen remains an outstanding creator. The Batave appears at the top of the hierarchy of players delivering the most last passes before a shot. Since the start of the season, VDB has already offered 29 shots to his teammates, better than Benjamin Bourigeaud (SRFC, 27), Lionel Messi (PSG, 25) and Neymar (PSG, 25). He had ultra-performed at the lower level in 21/22 with his 123 chances created, against 91 for his runner-up (M’Changama with EAG). He also occupies 2nd place in the rankings for the number of passes played in the opposing area (92) and the number of successful crosses (23). Finally, VDB is the player who took his chance most often from outside the area after J9, tied with Messi (15).
The one who entrusted us last May, freshly awarded the trophy for best passer in Ligue 2 BKT 21/22, to be » can’t wait to see what I’m worth in Ligue 1 Uber Eats “, already has some answers. And more positive for him and Téfécé.