PREMIER - Palace, Vieira, an already complicated start to the adventure
Now coach of Crystal Palace, Patrick Vieira is already going through a difficult period. The Eagles still haven't won a match in official competition and have even been knocked out of the EFL Cup. After an international truce as a necessary cut, a reaction is expected.
August 2018. For his debut on the bench of OGC Nice in an official match, Patrick Vieira sees his team lose against Stade de Reims (0-1), before being hooked by SM Caen (1-1) ) and to lose again against Dijon (0-4), again at home. And unfortunately for the former midfielder, history is repeating itself on the other side of the Channel. Manager of Crystal Palace for two months, the French technician certainly wanted to start the 2021-2022 season in the best possible way ... But that is not the case. Despite an interesting summer preparation with 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, the Eagles have not started their Premier League season well.
It must be said that a trip to Stamford Bridge, especially to start, is always complicated and the team Thomas Tuchel inflicted a 3-0 to that of Patrick Vieira. The latter then sent a message to his management: "The youngsters that we had on the bench today have ensured in the preseason matches. But they are not yet ready for the top level. It proves that we have to recruit players. We have too tight a workforce. The young people are not yet ready, despite their quality. " Because in addition to the arrivals of Remi Matthews, Michael Olise, Joachim Andersen and Marc Guehi, the former OGCN technician had to wait until the last hours of the summer transfer window before seeing other reinforcements arrive.