Téji Savanier has made an excellent start to the season in an unusual position.


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  • The MHSC won against Lyon (2-1) in a late match of the first day.

  • Téji Savanier scored twice for Hérault, confirming his excellent start to the season.

  • Repositioned to the post of playmaker, initially out of necessity after Mollet's suspension, he took on a new dimension.

Three days earlier, against Nice (3-1), he had been radiant in a role of passer.

Five of his offerings had drawn a shot.

Against Lyon (2-1), Tuesday night in a late match of the first day of Ligue 1, he was decisive.

Returning a year ago to his MHSC training club, Téji Savanier has made an exceptional start to the season on the lawns of Ligue 1.

This time again, he was positioned in a playmaker role. A choice originally by default against Nice for the torchbearer, when he had to replace Mollet's suspension.

Decisive, it still was.

From passer, this time he became a scorer.

It was he who was the victim of the charge in the area of ​​Dubois, at fault, according to the referee, for having hit him in the back in an excess of engagement.

Two steps of momentum for a panenka.

Then he closed the shop in the second half with a series of control of the right, striking left foot on a cross from Ristic, the other man of the match on the Montpellier side.

"I will take my place again"

"He has legs, the technical quality to achieve good things", evokes the coach Michel Der Zakarian for the one who had won the Gambardella with Montpellier before moving to Arles-Avignon then Nîmes to discover the professional world.

His performance will inevitably encourage his coach to wonder if he has his new playmaker with him. The person concerned explains that he will "take his place", the coach for his part recalls that he "tries to make turn so that everyone is concerned ”with the accumulation of matches at the start of the season.

The Savanier option is much more than a default choice.


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