The maintenance torn off despite the defeat (0-1) against Toulouse on Sunday night did not ease the tensions that have reigned at FC Nantes for several months. Club president Waldemar Kita talks about “a crappy season”.
This is one of the few points on which FC Nantes supporters and club president Waldemar Kita probably agree. Despite the maintenance obtained narrowly at Beaujoire after the defeat (0-1) against Toulouse in the return jump-off, it is “a season of shit” that the Canaries have experienced. The Nantes president would have qualified the season of his group in front of the club employees a few minutes after the post-match press conference, according to information from 20 Minutes. “I hope we never do that again,” he continued.
On the side of Alban Lafont, it was the relief that took the upper hand on Sunday night: “Frankly, until the end, until the last minute, we had to seek maintenance. It was a very hard season. , until the end … I am relieved because you cannot even imagine the pressure that it is, this pressure that we had, us the players, the staff and all those around us, our families … You can’t describe it. “
A posture shared by his coach. Antoine Kombouaré referred to him as “a small miracle” preferring to focus on maintaining in Ligue 1: “It is the first time that I am happy after a defeat, that I have so much emotion, that I cry out for joy like that . We went through the very, very small door. It is deserved, but we were very afraid. Today, we do not care, we lost, but maintenance is essential. These players have lived an incredible season, so complicated, it is the reward for their dedication, their work, and also a little of their talent. “
FC Nantes employees attacked
The technician, fourth coach of this Nantes season after Gourcuff, Collot and Domenech, should be able to stay with the group over time. Kombouaré validated by maintaining an extension of two seasons.
Not sure that this news calms tensions with the supporters. They have been denouncing for months the management of Kita and the successive dismissals of the coaches. A discontent that turned into violence on Sunday evening. A group of ten hooded people burst into the spans of the Beaujoire and assaulted several staff members.
Several supporters had organized the symbolic funeral of “FC Kita” the weekend before. The coffin had been unearthed by management once the maintenance was obtained. This violence could be reprisals.