Aimé Jacquet was enthusiastic about the good course of the club Rumilly Vallières (N2) in the Coupe de France. In an interview with Dauphiné Libéré, the former coach of the France team even believes in their victory in the semi-final on Thursday night against Monaco.
At a time when the final sprint gives rise to a fierce battle for the title and maintenance in Ligue 1, the Coupe de France could well upset the race for Europe. On the one hand, Montpellier hopes to beat PSG in the semi-final on Wednesday, and thus get closer to a title and qualification chance for the Europa League. On the other side, the little Thumb from Rumilly Vallières dreams of treating himself to AS Monaco on Thursday evening and to continue his great epic. The National 2 club even benefits from a luxury supporter in the person of Aimé Jacquet.
“It’s a team that is rewarded. Rumilly Vallières may have been helped by events but when you beat teams like Toulouse (2-0, in the quarter-finals), what excuse can there be? “There is none, enthusiastically the former coach of the Blues in an interview with Dauphiné Libéré. It is a course that deserves respect and we must congratulate the presidents, the volunteers.”
Jacquet: “I hope that the Rumillians will have no restraint”
Proud to see amateur football take advantage of the Coupe de France to rub shoulders with the leaders of Ligue 1, the coach who was world champion in 1998 even believes the Haut-Savoyard club capable of affording Monaco and joining the Stade de France. for the final. If the Principality’s club are clearly favorites, the fight for the league title could leave its mark and open the door to a feat for GFA Rumilly Vallières 74.
“In football, you never know what can happen … There is an indecisive side that makes it exciting, said Aimé Jacquet, now based in Annecy where the semi-final will be played. We always have a chance. . Always. […] Amateurs are so respectful of professionals that sometimes they dare not indulge. It happens. I hope the Rumillians will have no restraint. It doesn’t mean playing brutally but with confidence and determination. “
And the former boss of the Blues to affirm with confidence: “Rumilly is there, he can still go higher.”
Backgammon doesn’t want to be the black cat “
Proud of the Haut-Savoyard club’s course in the Coupe de France, Aimé Jacquet refuses to attend their semi-final this week out of superstition. Ditto for a possible at the Stade de France against the winner of the duel between Paris and Montpellier.
“It’s dramatic, I who in my career have never been superstitious, here I am haunted by the idea of being the black cat, launched the former technician with a burst of laughter. […] I don’t want to be bad luck. Yet I love the stadium, my eyes are made for the stadium and not for television. “