Bordeaux: Edmar Lopez recognizes "errors" in weather management


In an interview with L’Equipe on Wednesday, the Girondins de Bordeaux’s technical director, Admar Lopes, admits to “mistakes” made last summer and throughout the season. “Four chances are left”, he still insists, while the club is in 19th place before the 35th day of Ligue 1.

“Everyone is guilty”. Four days before the end of the Ligue 1 season, Edmar Lopes made his Mea offender. The Girondins de Bordeaux’s technical director admitted that the club, 19th in the standings with six points in relation to the first non-relegation and four of the play-off places, had “made some errors” throughout the season.


“Ranking is not a lie. It is a reflection of the workforce, the mindset of the players, the quality of our work on a daily basis. (…) I am here to handle my responsibilities, even if the actors, it is the players,” he said on Wednesday. said in an interview released to Team, It took the team “a month and a half” to win the match after David Gion replaced Vladimir Petkovic, one of the points humiliated by the leader.

“There’s Still Hope”

López also admits that the problems began in the off-season, making it difficult to assume the dire circumstances associated with the “legacy”: “The club’s late takeover was also decisive (Editor’s note at the end of July) Normally, the transfer window is planned for late May-early June. We started in late July, and we made our first sale – Toma Basic to Lazio – on August 24th. These are not excuses but the context was complicated with economic constraints. We started the championship with a coach who didn’t prepare… Compared to the profiles of the players we recruited, we knew there were risks but we didn’t have a choice.

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But with regards to decisions taken for Laurent Kosielny, Paul Beyse, Mehdi Jarken or even Benot Kostill, López does not repent. “I’d do the exact same thing again,” he says.

In the final sprint, FCGB face OGC Nice (1/05), Angers SCO (8/05), FC Lorient (14/05) and Stade Brestois (21/05). “Mathematically, there is still hope, claims Edmar Lopes. This is the message of faith that I want to convey. Four opportunities remain. If we win against Nice, it can change everything. We all have We have to believe in this together, and I will support this group till the end”.


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