Zapping Goal! soccer club AS Saint-Etienne: Are the greens preparing for the summer transfer window?
While leading 2-0 at the break thanks to goals from Denis Bouanga (11th) and Zaydou Youssouf (45 + 5th), AS Saint-Etienne lost this Wednesday on the lawn of OGC Nice (4-2), in a late match of the 36th day of Ligue 1. After the meeting, the coach of the Greens, Pascal Dupraz, appeared at a press conference. Here’s what to remember.
His feeling about the game
“We are not going to try to give you explanations this evening, we are rather going to try to leave as quickly as possible to prepare Reims. We had a very good first half, a good end to the match and between there was an air pocket. This is explained by our defensive attitudes and to get the ball out, all of a sudden what we saw in the first half we no longer see. Yet that is what we asked in particular in the laundry. Even the Nice supporters whistled their team at half-time and I think that ASSE had a lot to do with it.”
“It is with these players that we must maintain ourselves and it is they who will maintain ASSE. There is a physiological problem, football is 94 minutes of intensive effort and you need a large number of capable players. to make these efforts. But once again it’s not the time for analysis. You have to have responsibility: the person responsible for the defeat as always is the coach.”
“I want to tell them that the players are really invested, they showed it partially this evening but they showed it. In expected goal this evening, we must be ahead of Nice.”
The mental bankruptcy of its players
“I understand what you are telling me but I do not agree. During the break this team had 12 points, and since then they have taken 19. They score goals almost every time, we have impact players who give everything. This team has been in difficulty since the start of the season, but there are still teams behind. It is with these players that we will maintain ourselves. We have to realize this maintenance: unfortunately, in the life of a club there are difficult periods, let’s take the example of Nantes last season, they held on hard without it being really deserved, a year later they won the Coupe de France. these periods, that’s what we’ve been trying to do since December 15. You have to rest as quickly as possible, get back to the training ground to be conquerors on the pitch.”
AS Saint-Etienne coach Pascal Dupraz spoke after the defeat of his team on the lawn of OGC Nice (4-2), in a late match of the 36th day of Ligue 1.