Claude Puel : "We deserved much better"
Frustrated by the draw against Bordeaux (1-1), the General Manager of AS Saint-Étienne pays tribute to the performance of his team who, two days after the victorious semi-final of the Coupe, delivered a solid and valiant performance.
What is your main regret in the game?
Not having capitalized on our domination of the game! In regards of how the match appeared, we lost two points. The good occasions that we have had despite the output of energy made two and a half days ago in the Coupe show that that we have the necessary state of mind. We played a great match, it was a quality match filled with intensity. We did everything we could. The only regret that we can have, is not having scored during our strong periods. But we gave it our all. We deserved much, much better.
This irreproachable state of mind, will it be the key to the end of your season?
We gave ourselves the means to win against a team that had the whole week to prepare for this match and that scored with their only opening to do so. Despite, this stroke of fate, we remained focused on our match. We had the strength to score and to resist after the red card. Of course, we are not savouring this like a victory but we’re continuing the progress we started with our Coupe match. A long path is opening before us and we must be ready to give every match everything we have.
Describe your experience regarding Mahdi Camara’s red card ?
I had difficulty accepting it. Mahdi’s first mistake did not deserve a yellow card. The result: the second warning led to the expulsion even though I saw Bordeaux make several illegal moves that were not punished. I would like to watch Bordeaux’s goal a second time. I have the impression that there a small foul on William (Saliba). Let’s say that Bordeaux has shown experience in this situation…In any case, we have always tried to play football well. We let nothing go.
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- Wednesday 04 Mar #ASSESRFC Mahdi Camara : "A match unlike any other"
- Monday 02 Mar #Derby OL 2-0 ASSE : The highlights
- Sunday 01 Mar #Derby Claude Puel : "Move forward"
- Friday 28 Feb #DERBY Claude Puel : "Twice as much motivation"
- Friday 28 Feb #DERBY Yohan Cabaye : "Play with our head and our heart"
- Tuesday 25 Feb #ASSESDR Win a shirt signed by William Saliba
- Monday 24 Feb #ASSESDR Behind the scenes
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- Friday 21 Feb #ASSESDR Loïs Diony : "I am a warrior"
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- Friday 14 Feb #SASASSE Claude Puel : "A true cup match"
- Wednesday 12 Feb #SASASSE William Saliba : "Seize our chance"
- Monday 10 Feb #MHSCASSE MHSC 1-0 ASSE : The highlights
- Sunday 09 Feb #MHSCASSE Claude Puel : "We need confidence"
- Friday 07 Feb #MHSCASSE Franck Honorat : "Quickly win again"
- Thursday 06 Feb #ASSEOM ASSE 0-2 OM : The highlights
- Wednesday 05 Feb #ASSEOM Claude Puel : "We gave it our all"
- Tuesday 04 Feb #ASSEOM Claude Puel : "We have to work our butts off"
- Tuesday 04 Feb #ASSEOM Loïc Perrin : "Show that we're not where we should be"
- Sunday 02 Feb #FCMASSE Claude Puel : "A lesson of efficiency"
- Wednesday 29 Jan #ASMASSE AS Monaco 0-1 ASSE : The highlights
- Wednesday 29 Jan #ASMASSE Claude Puel : "The victory of a team"
- Monday 27 Jan #ASMASSE Claude Puel : "We want to continue the adventure in the cup"
- Monday 27 Jan #ASMASSE Denis Bouanga : "We want to qualify"
- Monday 27 Jan #ASSENO ASSE 2-1 Nîmes : The highlights
- Saturday 25 Jan #ASSENO Claude Puel : "We had to fight"
- Thursday 23 Jan #ASSENO Claude Puel : "We'll have to fight"
- Thursday 23 Jan #ASSENO Wahbi Khazri : "Capable of doing great things"
- Sunday 19 Jan #PFCASSE Paris FC 2-3 ASSE : The highlights
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- Friday 17 Jan #PFCASSE Claude Puel : "Desire to react"
- Friday 17 Jan #PFCASSE Yohan Cabaye : "Confidence is super important"