Nantes: does not intend to Kombouaré "no gift" in St. Etienne


Ahead of the last day of Ligue 1 between Nantes and Saint-Etienne, which will be decisive for the Greens in the wake of their maintenance, Antoine Comboure has already warned that he will do everything with his team to win.

Already winners of the Coupe de France, Nantes have assurances of next season competing in the Europa League. During their visit to Lyon (3-2) this Saturday, the Canaries will finish ninth in Ligue 1 as they were defeated in a match counting on the 37th day of Ligue 1. Antoine Comboure and his men must now put an end to the practice. With a welcome to Saint-Etienne.


The meeting will be particularly decisive for the ASSE, which is fighting for its maintenance and which will need a victory. If he liked the “face and demeanor” of his new team this Saturday, Antoine Comboure does not intend to finish the season at Freewheel, due to a number of physical problems. “We are going to try to catch up with the reception of Saint-Etienne, by having a big party with our supporters. I am not playing to send people to Ligue 2 but to win matches, warned the technician. He has to keep winning, his game must have been great.”

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“We didn’t need anyone’s help last season”

“We will not give gifts. I have never been gifted in life, so we are going to play matches with all seriousness, with the ambition to win for ourselves first. Later, if our success sends Saint-tienne to Ligue 2 I’m too bad for them, that’s life, Komboure added. We don’t ask others for anything, we’ll get our results.”


Antoine Comboure is well aware of the tension of a possible descent into Ligue 2, the one who went through the dam with Nantes last season. He also saved Dijon from a descent in 2019 while passing through this dam. Currently 19th, ASSE will be condemned to descent in the event of a defeat and, based on Metz’s result, could successfully finish 18th.

“We almost went into Ligue 2 last season, we did everything to sustain ourselves and we didn’t need anyone’s help. We fought by our means”, returned to Comboure on the episode, who replaced Raymond Domenech. , during the season the club was retrieved.


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