Patrick Vieira, the coach of OGC Nice, during the Ligue 1 match in Toulouse on 5 October 2018. – P. Pavani / AFP
Often better in the game, Nice OGC led to Toulouse, before being caught up.
The Azuréens missed a second goal all done that would have changed everything.
After this draw in Toulouse, which leaves it to an anonymous (and temporary) tenth place, the OGC Nice can blame (1-1). And she blames herself. "There is a lot of frustration, disappointment," admits Patrick Vieira who, although very calm in front of the journalists, confides to be "very angry".
Because his team has long controlled Toulouse too harmless. Because she led, after a spike led by Myziane Maolida and concluded by Bassem Srarfi (29th), already executioner of the TFC last season (1-2). And because she missed an incredible opportunity three minutes after the purple equalizer signed Matthieu Dossevi (54th), praising his opponent. "We must recognize the superiority of Nice in the game," says the right wing of the TFC.
2 – 2 of the 4 goals of Bassem Srarfi in Ligue 1 were registered at the Stadium against Toulouse. Prey. @ogcnice pic.twitter.com/AAQ0GGJMzp- OptaJean ⭐⭐ (@OptaJean) October 5, 2018
Let's go back to this famous 57th minute. Allan Saint-Maximin recovers a head back too soft of François Moubandje, before dribbling the goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet. Instead of shooting in the empty goal (with a somewhat closed angle, certainly), the international Espoirs prefers to serve Srarfi in the axis, which itself chooses to shift Maolida. The too long control of the ex-Lyonnais, allows the Toulouse right side Steven Moreira to achieve a miraculous rescue, by taclant.
"At the time, we lack a little aggressive aggressiveness, conviction to put it at the bottom," regrets Vieira. There is no question of lighting the young Maolida (19 years). "Myziane deserves to score to be rewarded for his efforts in all matches, says the 1998 world champion, very diplomat. I am disappointed for him. He deserves to be at least four or five goals. "
Balotelli, the great absent
For the moment, if it displays two assists, including that of Friday night, the goal counter of Maolida in Nice remains stuck at zero. Like that of Mario Balotelli, out of shape and evicted from the Toulouse trip. "I'm not someone who sanctions players," Vieira says. We did not leave it before, we will not leave it now. We know the shortcomings he has, he continues to work. "
18th L1 attack with seven small achievements in nine games, the OGCN would really need the real "Super Mario" to take off finally this season.