The Girondins bowed heavily in Saint-Etienne (4-1), this Sunday on behalf of the 32nd day of Ligue 1. Disappointed but not defeated, the Bordeaux coach calls his players to be “mobilized”.
Bordeaux is no longer moving forward. Worse, the Girondins are falling dangerously in the standings. This Sunday, Jean-Louis Gasset’s team was slapped by Saint-Etienne (4-1) as part of the 32nd day of Ligue 1. This is the 10th defeat in the last 12 games for the Bordelais , now 15th with only six points ahead of the provisional barrage, Nîmes.
Suffice to say that the end of the season promises to be delicate even if Jean-Louis Gasset refuses to give up. “It may be necessary to be less beautiful but I will not abdicate, he warns. We must continue, be mobilized, especially united. We must tell ourselves that it is possible.”
Gasset: “I have a team which is not aggressive”
Disappointed but determined, the former assistant to Laurent Blanc nevertheless gets a little annoyed when he is reminded of the very poor results of his team in 2021: “It’s a period like that. You want me to tell you what? “In January, we won three times and since then we haven’t won a match? We endure it. We try, we work, we try but there is often a small detail that takes away our mentality, the aggressiveness. I have a team that is not aggressive. What do you want me to do? I am not going to invent a player who will bring in the middle … It’s not a system problem, it’s a problem of aggressiveness. (…) Afterwards, at the end, maybe we let go a little because the period is hard. “
Not easy, although it is an impressive team from Monaco who will present themselves to Matmut Atlantique in a week. “We must not let go, warns Jean-Louis Gasset. We are trying to mobilize everyone. We are asking for general mobilization. The time is hard.”