In this match report, we focus on Paris FC in France. The D1 Arkema is more than just PSG and Olympique Lyonnais. Talent can be found all across the league. In this match report, we focus on their game against Dijon and analyse Mathilde Bourdieu.
- A1 – Very good, could play higher
- A2 – Strong potential to play higher
- B1 – Good, strong player at level
- B2 – Potential to be strong player at level
- C – Average for the level, re-watch
- D – Below average in this match
- Nationality: France
- Age: 23
- Date of Birth: 15/04/1999
- Current Club: Paris FC
- Career: Paris FC
- Position: Striker
Mathile Bourdieu is a striker with Paris FC. In the 2-0 win over Dijon, Paris played with a 4-2-3-1 formation and there Bourdieu was the sole striker. She managed to score once in this tie and had help from Thiney as the number ’10’.
Bourdieu is one of the best strikers in the league and did show that in the game against Dijon. She is excellent on the ball and quite agile in the runs. She often arrives in the box and attempts to shoot, but also has an eye for her teammates, who are in a better position. Her attacking vision is great and the accuracy of her passing is as well, but she can be a bit too eager and that results in errors or passes without a good weight on them.
In terms of the duels, she is quite balanced. She is good in the attacking 1v1s on the ground, but her aerial duels are abysmal and that’s a real weak point of her play. Link-up play through the air is quite impossible, because of it. She does excel in carries within the final third and allows the attacking midfielders to come up the pitch.
She is the only one that often does the pressing and attempts to lead it for others to join, but they don’t. She has a great mentality and is a proven goalscorer, but her frustration can’t be hidden and she gets angry at times. Her attacking awareness is great, and her role in dropping deep in defence is carried out – but not always with great effect.