Present at the Beaujoire this Saturday for the inauguration of the statue of Henri Michel on the sidelines of the Nantes-Bordeaux match counting for the 36th day of Ligue 1, the legendary coach of the Canaries Jean-Claude Suaudeau spoke of the particularly delicate situation of the FCN in the league. The 82-year-old technician hopes that his ex-defender, Antoine Kombouaré, will manage to keep the club in the top flight.
His word is very rare. Coach of FC Nantes in the 80s and 90s, Jean-Claude Suaudeau, one of the most mythical figures of the FCN, speaks and shows himself little since his departure from the club in 1997. At 82 years old, the technician, who gave its letters of nobility to the famous Nantes-style game (long missing), nevertheless reappeared this Saturday. “Coco” was indeed present at the Beaujoire for the inauguration of the statue of its former defender and captain, Henri Michel, who died in 2018. “Going back is not easy for me,” he said. he recognized at the microphone of RMC Sport.
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“I would like Antoine to take this thorn out of our way”
Before the Ligue 1 match between the Canaries and Bordeaux (1 p.m.), he also returned to the very complicated season for the club of Waldemar Kita. A president with whom he spoke briefly. Is “Coco” affected by the 18th place play-off for FC Nantes three days from the end of the championship? “No, as long as I can’t act … And luckily for them. I watch. And I’m not at all adamant with what’s going on. It’s happening here and it’s happening elsewhere. It doesn’t. no more moves me than that. “
If Jean-Claude Suaudeau refuses to talk about affect in front of the microphones, he nevertheless relies on his former defender Antoine Kombouaré to keep his club in Ligue 1 next season: “I would like Antoine to take this thorn out of us, well a little more than a thorn… But it can be tonight. ” Before challenging the Girondins, FC Nantes is two points ahead of Nîmes, first relegation, and four behind Lorient, 17th.