Used to carrying his team, Hatem Ben Arfa was not really successful this Sunday against OM (0-0). The Bordelais did not make the right choices. But this bad patch does not worry his trainer Jean-Louis Gasset.
Even at 11 against 9, the Girondins were not inspired Sunday night against OM (0-0). And as the Bordeaux level of play often depends on Hatem Ben Arfa alone, also little on his plate, not much has happened on the Matmut lawn. Too lonely, the attacking midfielder has multiplied the bad choices. Should we be worried about Ben Arfa, less impactful during the last meetings?
“It doesn’t worry me either. I know he would have liked to win this match. I saw that the supporters had spoken to him, that they had given him recognition by telling him that it was a match. important. I think he left with the idea of making a feat. But that does not worry me at all. It starts from a good feeling, “replied Jean-Louis Gasset at a press conference.
Friday, the former Rennais had confided to discover the existence of the rivalry between the two clubs: “I was not aware of this rivalry, I do not know where it comes from. I knew that there was a derby between Bordeaux and Toulouse. But with OM, I did not know it, but I am getting to know him. The supporters will obviously come to talk to us about it “. Since then, he seems to have taken the measure, but it has not really paid off.
“Technically, we have to be more aggressive”
Despite their sad performance, the Girondins retain their invincibility at home against OM. This is the only thing the Marines and Whites will remember from this Sunday evening. Asked about this, Jean-Louis Gasset said he thought about it “especially in a difficult period like that”. “We tell ourselves that we are not the team or the coach who put an end to this invincibility. But we are frustrated not to have won,” he added.
Bordeaux are now on a series of five games without a win and are in 11th place in the standings. “We had a month of January where we played well and scored goals. There, at the moment, we are a little tough. In terms of the state of mind, I think we were in it But technically, in the last 25 meters, we have to be more aggressive, “added Jean-Louis Gasset. Next Sunday, Bordeaux residents will travel to Nîmes.