Strasbourg Ligue 1 – 2022-2023: squad, transfers and goals for the season

If PSG have once again dominated Ligue 1 this season, we have also had some very pleasant surprises. Among them, the football club of Strasbourg which occupied the 6th position in the ranking. Kevin Gameiro’s teammates did better than Lille and Lyon, but above all they impressed in the game.A success to put in the credit of his formation Julien Stéphan, who knew how to get the best out of his squad. This is how the Strasbourg club is sharpening its weapons for the next season.

Strasbourg’s record from last season

After a very average 2020-2021 season, the leaders of Strasbourg have decided to hand over the reins of the club to the young 41-year-old coach, Julien Stéphan. The latter signs a 3-year contract and can trust his management to have full confidence in him, especially president Marc Keller. A choice that paid off with a 6th place at the end of the 2021-2022 season. Financially constrained, Strasbourg do not really have the wherewithal to compete with the big players in Ligue 1. Indeed, despite a relatively average squad, Julien Stéphan has made Strasbourg a very difficult team to beat. With a quality offensive trio, Gameiro-Diallo-Ajorque, the people from Strasbourg shook the best defenses in Ligue 1. Fast, efficient play and sometimes with possession, we had the right to everything. Gameiro’s teammates have been very consistent throughout the season, and would have deserved a better classification. But this 6th place is already a success for President Keller who will undoubtedly expand Julien Stéphan in his role.

Off season moves

Now, with the status of outsiders for the European places, Strasbourg must strengthen its squad. President Marc Keller is very optimistic about the club’s various additions. We take stock of the various arrivals and departures during this transfer period.

arrivals :

– Colin Dagba

– Lucas Perrin < Marseille

– Jean-Eudes Aholou < Monaco

– Thomas Delaine < Metz

exits :

– Mahamé Syla > Malmö

– Majeed Waris > Free

– Anthony Caci > Mainz

– Marvin Elimbi Gilbert > Orleans

– Mehdi Chahiri > Paris FC.

Strasbourg selection 2022/2023

Here is Strasbourg’s full squad this season:

guardians : Matz Sels – Eiji Kawashima – Bingoourou Kamara – Alexandre Pierre

defenders : Antoine Nuss – Marvin Senaya – Maxime Le Marchand – Gerzino Nyambi – Lucas Perrin – Ismaël Doukouré – Karol Fila – Colin Dagba – Alexandre Djiku

environments : Benjamin Besic – Aymeric Ahmed – Thomas Delaine – Nordine Kandil – Habib Diarra – Dimitri Liénard – Jean-Eudes Aholou – Dany Jean – Jean-Ricner Bellegarde – Ibrahima Sissoko – Adrien Thomassin – Sanjin Prcic

attackers : Dion Moïse Sahi – Lebo Mothiba – Ludovic Ajorque – Kevin Gameiro – Habib Diallo.

Strasbourg: ambitions and classification

The Strasbourg football club clearly shows its ambition for Europe for this new season. His 6th place finish last season did not allow him access to any of the 3 European competitions. A lesser evil for this club that was aiming to stay up. But this time, the club dreams more and hopes to join the top 5, synonymous with a play-off for one of the European competitions. Julien Stéphan will have to do everything possible for Strasbourg to go better than 6th this season.

The player to watch

Bought from FC Metz for €10 million in 2020, Habib Diallo showing little by little that he is a good scorer. Scored 11 goals in just 16 starts last season, he has contributed greatly to his club’s success. With this record, Julien Stéphan will certainly make him one of the priorities in attack alongside Gameiro or Ajorque to hope to reach the top 5 this season. The 27-year-old Senegalese striker aims to participate in the World Cup with Senegal. It would be a success for him if he manages to be among Aliou Cissé’s players at Qatar 2022. There is no doubt that he will be more enterprising and more consistent in achieving this personal goal.

The Strasbourg calendar 2022/2023

For its entry into the competition, Strasbourg will be opposed during the first 2 days to two serious contenders from Europe. This is Monaco on the first day and Nice the following weekend. On the 9th, 11th and 13th, Strasbourg will receive respectively Rennes, Lille and Marseille, teams used to starring in the championship. On December 28, 2022, during matchday 16, Strasbourg will challenge reigning champions PSG.

For their first game in 2023, Strasbourg will host Troyes on January 1. Julien Stéphan’s men will next challenge Lyon at the Groupama Stadium on January 15. A rival they will meet 3 months later, during the 33rd day. Finally, Strasbourg will play their penultimate game of the championship against PSG, before wrapping it all up with a derby against Lorient on June 3, 2023.

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