“Recharge your batteries to begin once more higher.” Earlier than just a few days of trip, the Violets coach (57) gave us a half-hour interview. For what he calls “a progress report”.
Numerous promise, not sufficient factors: does the defeat to Rennes on Saturday evening (2-1) sum up your first league sport?
We’re not but on the truce, so we can’t communicate of a stability sheet – in any other case it will be truncated. Particularly since we now have simply met three prime 6 groups, together with two away from house. These matches are usually not revealing, I believe. The timing, the calendar are usually not conducive to drawing conclusions in brief. And I do not neglect that we’ll resume by transferring to Marseille!
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Let’s speak about freeze body…
We’re slightly with good performances at the beginning, harder encounters towards the “massive guys”. Even when in Rennes, whose gamers financially don’t evolve on the identical planet, we had possession. We performed extra balls within the final third of the sector than the opponent.
“Rennes gamers play on one other planet”
Salvation will proceed to come back by way of play!
Anyway, what will we do when we now have possession? … We’ve the ball, we aren’t going to present it again to go down! When we now have it, we attempt to use it properly. With sure qualities, we now have seen it once more in Brittany. What we lack is to make the distinction in entrance towards L1 leaders who, I repeat, don’t play in the identical class.
How do you estimate the upkeep on this explicit season since 4 runs?
Normally we discuss concerning the 42 mark; In fact, extra might be wanted. Final yr, in L2, we mentioned that with 72 factors we might go up; lastly, it took extra (76, editor’s be aware)… The yr when Monaco is demoted, it goes down with 44 items (2010-2011).
In different phrases: do you may have a quantified projection for the tip of the primary leg?
Other than telling you: most factors… my reply is banal however so true. As a result of we’re additionally depending on what our direct rivals are doing.
4 days earlier than the midway level, do you perceive the extent of the TFC?
There are totally different competitions inside the competitors. Three: the primary 4-5, the 6-10 then ours. That is the place we should carry out extra attempt to rating factors within the different two. There isn’t any shock: Ligue 1 is like that, it logically follows the finances of its contributors.
“I’ve regrets concerning the Strasbourg draw…”
And also you have been good towards golf equipment of your stage!
Sure sure. Though the combat was very shut, we had – I’d say – managed to take the benefit. What modifications issues a bit is the draw towards Strasbourg (2-2, 23/10). We come out with a constant match, we deserved the victory after which there are circumstances that flip the tide (penalty and exclusion). It’s clear that with 2 extra factors the stability sheet is just not the identical.
We really feel disillusioned…
No. There are a variety of hopes. As a result of once you handle to play a job within the third… Which means that you may have a guarantor.
Tef has not but delivered a reference match…
Dominating the pinnacle and shoulders of the alternative camp, we knew it in L2. Arm wrestling this yr might be legion: we may have weak moments and powerful moments; will probably be crucial, in a means, to reduce the primary and enhance the second.
Within the meantime, exhibiting ardor – one among your objectives – has been achieved.
On the stage of the frame of mind, we’re in continuity. I do know many individuals in Rennes who confirmed to me that the crew releases one thing. Power, play. It’s extremely optimistic. The gamers actually give a superb picture of the membership. In abstract: we knew the problem of the duty, we have been prepared when most gamers are discovering Ligue 1; and we take up the problem. We confirmed some nice issues, additionally some limits when it comes to displacement – however we aren’t the one ones. There actually are grounds for satisfaction, sure.
“The essential factor is to get possibilities!”
If we go into element: just one objective scored during the last three days. The offensive development website is extra topical than ever, is not it?
In opposition to formations which have proficient components in protection. Watch the Mandanda parade on the skylight of Chaïbi [60, le gardien international dévie sur sa transversale]…Steve has no proper to make a save like that (smile). I am joking. Extra significantly, it’s simpler for us to attain 3 objectives towards Angers or 2 towards Strasbourg than to attain towards Lens or Rennes. What stays essential, nevertheless, is creating possibilities.
Are you tempted to alter the animation (4-3-3, with a sentry)?
Do not be too hooked up to the system. We’re additionally comfy in 3-4-3, all of it is dependent upon the context and the absentees in the mean time… What issues to me is that we keep the course: that we preserve our rules and our intentions of play .
“Not obsessive about the clear sheet”
On the different finish, defensively, Toulouse has not signed a clear sheet for 2 months (September 11, 1-0 success towards Reims). Right here too, there may be work to do…
It is among the targets. Even when we aren’t obsessive about the clear sheet. Successful 2-1 as an alternative of 1-0 is victory that’s important. Now our goalkeeper, who’s making a exceptional begin to the season, naturally appreciates when his objective stays clear.
Your midfielder is performing!
Completely. It was our sturdy level final season. He confirms that he has the L1 stage. Personally, even whether it is all the time on the foot of the wall that we see the mason as I usually say, I had no doubts.
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On the particular person stage, the versatile offensive Farès Chaïbi is THE revelation.
Sure. In addition to, it is an inside recruitment. If the younger individuals are good, we give them their probability and it is as much as them to grab it. We noticed potential in him, Farès confirms. It is all the time the toughest half. , in my time, I communicate like an previous fighter, it was mentioned that to be a confirmed professional you needed to have 100 video games beneath the crampons.
Central defender Christian Mawissa who turned professional this week, is he the longer term “youngest” if we dare?
He’s a youngster who represents our Academy. He trains with the professionals; it can cross the levels, it’s the course of. Other than his footballing belongings [il a de l’impact, il en faut, si vous en manquez en L1 vous êtes vite mangé par l’adversaire], he has a superb mentality. Actually. We should congratulate our educators and trainers.