Football – Sion now has to decide what he wants to look like


Virtually saved after their victory in Lugano (3-1), the Valais club can already work on the next exercise. Can he make progress without ticking the temptation box? This is the challenge for the coming months.

At FC Sion you never know what to expect; there is always an eternal unknown and no doubt this also contributes to what makes it uniquely charming. For years, however, the Valais club has been wearying its most ardent supporters. As if something – often several – had to be wrong.

And if the sports results do not follow, as was the case recently, things will also go wrong behind the scenes with the unexpected – and certainly undesirable – departure of MM. Cosentino and Fernandes, both called upon to initially chart the course in which the Wallis club would hasten to continue its courageous transformation…

However, these irreducible supporters of FC Sion are always there, ready to forgive everything to those who make them tremble every weekend, especially when things are going well like this Sunday afternoon. This deserves the medal of recognition, even if it is the fault of some horrendous behavior.

Ghost, are you there?

While many already saw him slip into a crisis by the end of this 29th day, Sion managed to get out of it by very expediently rediscovering his values, which he happily cultivates in an alternative way, especially when circumstances require. So everything would be only a matter of mood, which comes and goes according to the mood of those who become imbued with it, without always claiming it in an endless pendulum swing.

It is quite symptomatic to see the visitor win at Cornaredo by scoring three goals, even though he was troubled by the absence of his two nominal forwards, who were suspended. Does Sion benefit from relying on making the most of his lane’s speed? There may be more than one trail to dig.

A month after the Wallis club slumped at home to that same Lugano, it took on their opponent in their own game. We may not like the football advocated by Paolo Tramezzani, but here let’s acknowledge that his gamble worked. The Italian technician has made very clear choices about what he is ready for.

A game that does not dream

Sion virtually saved, if not mathematically, the question arises as to what the future guidelines will be. One case, that of the coach, has already been settled. In all likelihood, Tramezzani, bound by a contract that runs until June 2023, will still be there next season. Some will see it as an opportunity and are already delighted, others, the most skeptical, of the persistence of a problem.

The fact is that FC Sion has left the mark that Tramezzani does not seduce or make anyone dream at the level of the spectacle on offer, even if Tourbillon should identify with a team in which the public can find themselves beyond the only result curve.

To flourish and grow, Zion would need fire and play, a passion that exists all too sparingly today; maybe because it’s too cold, too controlled, without any driving momentum. It would therefore be appropriate to hand over to Tourbillon what Saint-Gall is doing, in communion with the people of the Kybun Park.

Which FC Sion next season?

For a long time, Walliser fans were able to transfer the frustrations all too often felt in competition to the Swiss Cup (with the emotions it brings). Here they are deprived of this emotional valve, with the urgent need to be offered a non-electoral but sporting program without empty promises or unreasonable ambitions.

Which FC Sion will we be applauding – or whistling – this summer? Will we finally and permanently find the essential link to unite a club at the grassroots? Which puzzle pieces should be changed first? If surgery temptation were there, who could be the inspiration?

In the question game, the answers belong to Christian Constantin. Does he only know them himself and does he want to answer them? In this regard, the past seven days should also serve to better define the future face and contours of FC Sion 2022/2023.

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