Faced with the press two days away from facing FC Nantes with Bordeaux in a decisive match for the maintenance, Benoît Costil called for sacred union before the meeting. The Girondins goalkeeper believes that this match against Nantes will be “a fight”, in which it will be necessary to respond.
If the end of the championship offers a crazy title race, the fight for maintenance promises to be equally turbulent. This Saturday, Bordeaux will challenge FC Nantes on its lawn with the objective of validating its maintenance with a victory. With 39 points on the clock, the Girondins are in 15th place and face the Nantes dams with 34 points. Before this momentous meeting, Benoît Costil was present this Thursday at a press conference to call on his people to stay focused.
“I will repeat myself but all the matches are complicated for us, without any exception. Against Nantes, it will also be a complicated match against a team on a good dynamic and which does not let go, he insists. We see that no one gives up, everyone is hanging on. We will have to fight to the end. This match will be a fight, a battle and we will have to respond. “
The Bordeaux goalkeeper also returned to the narrow victory obtained last week against Stade Rennais (1-0). The Girondins have given themselves a real breath of fresh air but must remain focused, believes Benoît Costil: “Nothing is done, there is still work and the objective of maintaining is not validated. There was satisfaction, relief. We also had to be in restraint. The atmosphere is a little more calmed but we stay the course with the whole group, the staff. We work in the same way to obtain this maintenance all the time. simply.”
“The priority is to save yourself”
Before this crucial match for the maintenance against the Canaries, Benoît Costil gave a lucid speech on the delicate situation crossed by the Girondins. The doorman recalled that the objective was to ensure the maintenance as quickly as possible.
“The priority is Bordeaux. It’s to save yourself, and after that what will have to happen. For the players, for the staff, the leaders, for everyone. Today, the Girondins de Bordeaux is above all of us. “
The summer should be agitated on the Bordeaux side, especially around the takeover of the club (dropped by its shareholder King Street) but Benoît Costil first wishes to focus on the objectives that the players can fulfill on the field before thinking about the next weeks.
“Let’s make sure that the club is in Ligue 1 and then, for the future of each other, there will be time to think about it, to see what the new leaders are going to want to do, if there are new ones leaders. It’s full of uncertainty, says the goalkeeper. So let’s play all three games, and after that, there are a lot of uncertainties. “