PSG supporters love the meeting. On game nights, they light up France Bleu Paris, where they find the powerful analyzes of Eric Rabesandratana, consultant for the house for five years. The former midfielder and sometimes defender of Mons and Châteauroux started on the air in the same role on France Bleu Sud Lorraine to comment on the outings of his first pro club, Nancy. “There is a stronger link with PSG. His place in my heart is important. I’m from here at the start, ”says the native of Epinay-sur-Seine. 48 years later, he still lives in the Paris region, which he sometimes leaves to find his three and a half year old son in Nancy.
In the post, he shouts, he gets carried away, he ignites or anguish hugs him if the meeting turns sour. On March 6, 2019, while Paris receives Manchester United in the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League, he gradually sinks into his consultant seat at the Parc des Princes, until he disappears from the air.
“I felt so bad I’m in it”, he says in front of the premises of the radio, masked and in a down jacket open on a T-shirt, relaxed in his camouflage pants. “It is always the lover of PSG who speaks, he shouts. I am a real fan of the club, even more demanding than a real fan at the stadium because I wore the jersey. I am so passionate that sometimes I find it difficult to take a step back. “
On social networks, Parisian fans approve of the character, who is not one. Rabesandratana plays no role. He lets his emotions escape at the same time as he tries to contextualize each other’s performances. “I’m quite frank and honest, he breathes. I’m not here to please everyone but to try to be as fair as possible. “
“Are we going to continue with Tuchel for a long time?”
For more than a month, his outbursts against Thomas Tuchel have earned him additional sympathy as the German coach tires part of the PSG galaxy. “I’m upset because I don’t understand his decisions,” he concedes, raising the sound level. There is no sporting logic. He lost Thilo Kehrer for several months during PSG-Rennes (November 7). He told us he had to align it. This is not true. There was Colin Dagba on the bench and Alessandro Florenzi could have stepped back when he had started in front. It’s the coach’s fault! It is not possible in a group management to put Danilo Pereira in defense and Marquinhos in the middle! I blame him because I’m on the side of the club, for him to win. I have nothing against Tuchel, whom I do not know but it annoys me that he treats the club like that. “
On Twitter, his diatribes can increase in volume, “Rabe”, his nickname, not hesitating to let go. “This guy is laughing at us,” he wrote after Rennes and Tuchel’s analysis of Kurzawa’s right-back positioning. A few days earlier, he had thrown this question into the air: “Are we going to continue with Tuchel for a long time?” It’s just a question ! “
He has his answer. “I’m not categorical, he can still change even if in two years, there has been no change in the team. His coaching, with replacements in the 80th, is often catastrophic. The game identity does not exist. He is a trainer who adapts to his two stars, Neymar and Mbappé, three with Di Maria, without having found a collective around. The final of the Champions League? We saw collective values during the Final 8 in Lisbon. But is it Tuchel who put them in place or the players, welded in their bubble for fifteen days in Portugal, without the possibility of scattering? I’m wondering. Under the mask, Eric Rabesandratana displays the face of the rebellious lover.
Article original de: www.leparisien.fr