Antoine Kombouaré: “Bollaert is magnificent, exceptional. You have to respect that.”

the RC Lens is the last opponent on the FC Nantes program before the final of the Coupe de France on May 7 against Nice. A game at Bollaert scheduled for Saturday (35th day of Ligue 1, 5 p.m., to follow live on Lensois.com and broadcast in full on Premium Video) thatAntoine Kombouare must manage with several absences.

Ludovic Blas, Fabio and Andrei Girotto will be suspended and Charles Traoré is forfeited. The technician comments: We manage it in the best possible way, with the best possible squad and we will have to field a competitive team. I remain convinced that the best way to prepare for the final is to put on a great match. We are lucky to have an opponent who is going to play his all, because of a very high stake in this meeting. Because yes, lens can still believe in the Champions League. It’s super interesting for us because it’s the closest thing to what we’re going to face next week at the Stade de France (…) He’s an opponent who has found colors and a higher position in ranking. We were talking about dynamics, points… lens regained confidence. In the last 4 matches, they got 3 wins and one draw. This last result was 10 against 11 at the Parc des Princes (1-1). If we make the same start on Saturday as that of Bordeaux, if we are not serious, if we already have our heads at the Stade de France, we will take a nice slap in the face. And we will have deserved it. We also have this chance, in addition to the team, to have a training pushed by his public, in a sold-out stadium. I had the chance to evolve there for 3 years and I know that. It is magnificent, exceptional. You have to respect that. »

(Source: Nantes official website)

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