Before facing AS Monaco this Sunday (5:05 p.m.) in a crucial match for maintenance, Jean-Louis Gasset returned to the tensions that erupted within the Girondins de Bordeaux in early February.
“We have to notice that there was a break.” Jean-Louis Gasset does not hide that his locker room trembled at the dawn of his long series of poor results. Since the victory against Angers at the end of January (2-1), the Bordelais have 9 defeats in 11 outings in the league (1 victory, 1 draw). Here they are 15th in the standings with 6 lengths ahead of the barrage, Nantes, 6 games from the end of the season.
“Before the break, we achieved great things, analyzes the Girondins coach. In January, we started at a good pace and suddenly, from the beginning of February, there were tensions as often happens. We must not believe that this is the country of care bears “.
A collective awareness this week?
Tensions that could have ended in the week, thanks to the holding of a collective meeting where “everyone spoke openly”: “We could not get up. In the speech I heard Tuesday, this awareness is very important “. Last week, training was notably interrupted by the arrival of the Ultramarines.
For the end of the season, the Girondins de Bordeaux will need cohesion while they remain on a heavy defeat in Saint-Etienne (1-4) and two days before welcoming AS Monaco. A team which, as Gasset reminds us, scores enormously and which has “found the right formula”, when it comes to the final sprint for the title. Far ahead of the struggle for maintenance in which the Girondins are engaged.