“You have to enter the field without thinking about the standings. We will have time on the 30th day. Today there are 30 games left, it is far from over. We are far from dead. ” This cry of the heart is signed Thibault Jaques, this Friday at the end of the last training session. These resolutely determined remarks are intended to be reassuring in a complicated context since the start of the championship for the Chambly captain and his teammates.
Severely beaten in Auxerre last Saturday (4-0), the club founded in 1989 remains in apnea. Play-off or relegated five times during the first seven days, he occupied for the first time the 20th and last place in the standings before receiving the promoted Dunkirk during the 9th day of Ligue 2, this Saturday (7 p.m.) at Beauvais and at behind closed doors due to the confinement announced by Emmanuel Macron this Wednesday to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
The sporting situation led FCCO leaders to ban players from speaking to the media this week, until Friday and the pre-match press conference for which the Camblys captain and defender had been appointed. For the trip to Auxerre, Bruno Luzi had decided in the quick by removing from the group goalkeeper Simon Pontdemé and defender Anthony Soubervie. A strong choice since he thus deprived himself of two executives.
He also punched the table by changing his starting XI before kick-off to sanction Vlatko Stojanovski and Luka Susnjara. Arrived late for the pre-match chat, the two players had started the game on the bench when they had to be holders. “We strengthened the speech last week because there was abandonment against Clermont (Editor’s note: 0-3 defeat on October 16), from the start and until the end, says Bruno Luzi. When a team doesn’t look like you at all, yes you turn heads right side up. The sanction against Stojanovski and Susnjara also went in this direction. “You can let it go, but currently you should NOT,” emphasizes Bruno Luzi. Guys aren’t late anymore, because they want to play, like everyone else. It is better, in a match, to put the rules before the group, to be uncompromising, somewhere you will find yourself there in the long run … “
“With Dunkirk, we are entering our championship”
The coach hit the mark. “His message has been understood,” says Thibault Jaques. Today, no one is immune to anything. There are things to do, to put on the ground, a lot of commitment and solidarity to be had. When you’re in a difficult situation you can’t play like you’re released, like everything is fine. It would be suicidal because, precisely, luck and success are not with us. We are approaching this match with seriousness, a desire to catch up with a lot of things, to show a lot of things so that it works in our favor. “
After having clearly dotted the i’s between Clermont and Auxerre, Bruno Luzi has put away the stick these days. “Against Auxerre, advance the technician, we fell on a team in full success, very effective, with 4 goals on 5 balls. We calculated, we had as many possession, chances, we have more shots on target but we do not put them. There, we must rather encourage the players to maintain what we did against Auxerre. But let’s stop giving the 1-0 as we are doing now. If we do, all hopes are allowed. “
If Pontdemé and Soubervie return to the group, the first even resuming his place as titular goalkeeper, Bruno Luzi has chosen to do without another executive, attacking midfielder Guillaume Heinry, to face Dunkirk. Xavier Pinoteau, the No. 2 goalkeeper at fault on Auxerre’s first goal, was not selected due to pain in his hip. Midfielder Joachim Eickmayer makes his comeback in the group in an official match after his knee injury on December 13, 2019. Jonathan Beaulieu, touched in a friendly against Lens (L1) during the last international break, is also from return. “It’s an important match, assures Bruno Luzi. With Dunkirk, we are entering our championship. These matches, you really have to do everything to take points. “
CHAMBLY – DUNKERQUE, this Saturday (7 p.m.) behind closed doors at the Pierre-Brisson stadium in Beauvais. Referee: M. Varela.
Chambly: Pontdemé – Soubervie, Jaques (cap.), Danger, El Hriti – Derrien – Corréa, Flochon, Eickmayer, Susnjara – Stojanovski. Entr. : B. Luzi.
Dunkirk: Maraval (cap.) – Cissé, Ba, Gomis – Dudouit, Goteni, Kerrouche, Boudaud, Sy – Diarra, Vialla. Entr. : Mercadal.
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