Savior of the Tourbillon club last spring, the French striker was dismissed by Paolo Tramezzani. Circumstances could propel him onto the scene this weekend, however.
At 38, is Guillaume Hoarau still a FC Sion player? Contractually, of course yes. The footballer, on the other hand, has disappeared from radar screens – and lawns – for more than six months. His last tenure, which is more in the role of captain, dates back to September 26 at Letzigrund (3-1 defeat against GC).
After a groin injury which then kept him away from the field, the Tourbillon striker was never going to find favor with Paolo Tramezzani, his new coach (who preferred to bet on Stojilkovic).
Two minutes in 2022
In 2022, Hoarau’s presence was limited to 120 seconds, played on February 6 in Basel (3-3). This ridiculous playing time also reflects a certain lack of respect for the man who had greatly contributed to saving FC Sion last spring. At the time, the No 99 of the Valais club had scored six goals at the end of the season, which had earned him a contract extension.
Neither injured nor suspended, Hoarau has not been called up in the last four matches. He had lived the three previous meetings on the bench, without ever appearing when he could be useful if only on set plays in the final minutes, if not before. At his request, he had been aligned with the M21 Sédunois for 65 minutes against the hopes of YB on March 6 (3-0 defeat).
At Tourbillon, the sixteen-meter giant, still awaiting his 104th Super League goal, shares his misfortune with Gaëtan Karlen, the other victim of Tramezzani’s choices. Sentenced to play the utilities, the Valaisan is still waiting to score a first goal this season in the league.
Twelve months ago, the two men still made up a winning pair. During the derby against Servette won 5-3 at La Praille, Karlen (2 goals) and Hoarau (1 goal, 2 assists) had thus been the great architects of a capital victory.
Today blackboulés, the two attackers could nevertheless one and / or the other find the lawn during the 29th day. In Lugano, Sion will indeed have to compose this Sunday without Filip Stojilkovic or Giovanni Sio, both suspended. This will undoubtedly force Tramezzani to call on one of his old grognards.
And if the Italian technician decided to relaunch the pair that had made Marco Walker happy in his time? After three consecutive defeats which, coupled with the spectacular comeback of FC Lucerne, have weakened his position, Sion absolutely needs a result at Cornaredo. Will Hoarau be allowed to slip into the role of savior again?