Aiglon du match

Sanson: “The fact that I hadn’t scored yet was playing on my mind”

Having netted his first two goals for Les Rouge et Noir in the 3-2 win away to Bordeaux on Saturday, Morgan Sanson is your Aiglon of the Match from the Coupe de France last-32 tie. 

With a penalty just after the restart (47’) followed by a second goal at the best possible time (60’) – just a minute after Bordeaux had reduced the deficit – Morgan Sanson was the main architect of OGC Nice’s path through to the last 16 of the Coupe de France. “We should’ve put ourselves out of sight earlier on,” highlighted the midfielder, who was speaking to France Bleu Azur. “I think that at half time, we could’ve been two or three goals further in front, but the main thing is that we got through, as well as the number of chances that we created. We were really good going forward. The slight sour note was the last quarter of an hour. They were pushing hard, and it was a real cup tie. We managed to hold on, though, which is the most important thing.


“We try to attack, to be on the front foot,” explained Sanson, who played five passes leading to a shot against Bordeaux – the highest such total of any Nice player, ahead of Tom Louchet and his three chances created. “I’ve taken about 15 penalties in shootouts now. I was feeling good, so I asked Evann and Gaëtan if I could take one, and they kindly gave it to me. That proves our team spirit, and it meant a lot to me, so I’d like to thank them! The fact that I hadn’t scored was playing on my mind, even though I’d had a few chances. I’m the happiest man here tonight, and long may it continue!”

With 47% of the votes, you named the Saint-Doulchard native as your Aiglon of the Match ahead of Tom Louchet (33%).

After being given the second start of his career, the young Aiglon successfully completed 94% of his final-third passes – an achievement that earned him even more praise from Francesco Farioli.