ASSE – FC Nantes: Dupraz's magic did not operate, the Greens continue to sink

He dreamed of these beginnings in Geoffroy-Guichard, his heart stage since childhood. Pascal Dupraz did not succeed in his first in Ligue 1 at the head of Saint-Etienne, the red lantern. Three days after the victory in the Coupe de France in Lyon-la-Duchère (0-1), the successor of Claude Puel could only see the scope of the work against FC Nantes (0-1), Wednesday.

“We only played half time, lamented the former TFC firefighter, hero of the remountada of 2016 . The first, with a lot of tension, we did not dispute. It’s a hell of a handicap. I take out two players at half-time but I could have taken everyone out. Paradoxically, it was in the second half, the best of the Stéphanois, that they were surprised at the 83 th minute.

“On goal, Kolo Muani s ‘is embedded like butter, regretted Dupraz. There are still 57 points to be taken. The second half is a source of hope. “The situation is not desperate for the Greens who, despite a deplorable accounting record (2 wins and 6 draws for defeats ) are only four lengths behind the barrage driver Metz and five on Bordeaux , 17 e.

“Tonight, I saw the reconnection of the players to the public but it does not the points, resumed the Savoyard technician. Before I came, I knew the task was complicated. I must quickly find the right formula. The transfer window will be important. We must hurry to recruit to strengthen the team, bring more dynamism and consistency in all lines. “Because beautiful formulas and shock phrases quickly find their limits if they are not followed by results.