His case was in the center of attention in May and June because of his non-selection for the World Cup in France, which the Blue left prematurely in the quarterfinals against future US champions. Marie-Antoinette Katoto was quick to talk about her again. On the field and outside.
Thursday already, even before the season opens, his new absence from the first post-World list of Corinne Deacon, for the friendly match against Spain on August 31 in Clermont, revived the debates. The PSG attacker paid the premium to the Mondialists given by the coach of Les Bleues. The counter of the 20-year-old nugget remains blocked at four selections. "She is part of a larger group like other players, and it is not because she is not there that the door is closed," said Deacon on his choice to deprive himself still of the best scorer (22 goals) and best hope of the last championship.
Not very inclined to the media exercise, it is therefore on the ground that the player prefers to answer. This Sunday at the Jean-Bouin stadium, opening the season against Soyaux (7-0), it took him only 50 seconds to shake the nets again before giving himself a brace at half an hour of play On the same basis as last season, she might not have stopped in such a good way if she had not had to go out as a precaution in the 50th minute after receiving a shot at the right ankle at the end of the second half. First period. Finally more fear than harm according to the medical staff, who found no injury.
"She will go with a lot of desire in the selection when it happens," says Olivier Echouafni, his coach at PSG
Failing to join the Bleues Clairefontaine this Monday, the Parisian will have at least a week to get back on track and also digest the big summer preparation with his club. "She drooled, it was hard for her as for others," confirmed Olivier Echouafni after the meeting. The coach of the PSG ensures to have found a player fulfilled in the recovery and seems to have digested his absence at the World Cup. "The disappointment is there, but I must not stop on that. Otherwise, it will be even bigger. It's like that, it's life. I will continue to work, I will not let go, "she told us when she received the UNFP Trophy for Best Female Hope, two weeks after the announcement of the list for the World Cup.
"It's been behind her for a while," Echouafni assured Sunday. She has resumed with a lot of motivation and the desire to still seek the title of top scorer. She will go with a lot of desire in selection when it will happen. It must not be a problem, but rather a solution. It must be focused on the athlete, on his performance, not on anything else. She wants to respond on the field, and the best answer, she brought with these two goals, which will maintain confidence and launch for the season. "
"If she continues like this, things will come naturally," said her partner Perle Morroni. It's not someone who asks himself questions. She's fine. She showed it again today doing her job. It's perfect for her to start the season this way. "