November 28, 2021

Claude Puel responds to the supporters’ sling

Zapping Foot National Top10 Ligue1 Scorers Day 9

Sunday’s meeting is already shaping up to be crucial for AS Saint-Etienne. Two weeks after winning the first match of its season against Clermont, the Forez club moved to Troyes, another direct competitor for maintenance (3 p.m.). Nineteenth to four points behind its weekend opponent (14th), ASSE will therefore have to continue in the Aube to start its rise in the standings. And calm the tensions with the supporters, annoyed by the situation of the club. In the viewfinder of the latter in particular: Claude Puel. On several occasions, the Saint-Etienne coach has been invited to leave. Against all odds, the former coach of Leicester and Southampton clings. And answer.

“I am in my trip”

During an interview with L’Equipe this Thursday morning, Claude Puel actually talks about the rebellion of the green people towards him. According to him, to find that this famous sling about him is unfair “would be to start to have moods, to lose combativeness and impulse. If I was in there, it would be a long time since I would be gone or arranged to be fired. I have never been a careerist. I have a contract, I am pro and I give for the club that brought me in. I do not want to have negative thoughts. I am in my trip. On a mission. Not there for personal glory. You have to get there. The supporting context is an additional element to be taken into consideration but without deviating from the trajectory “, he indicates.

At the end of the contract next June, Claude Puel does not “ask himself the question” of an extension for the moment. “Many players have extended because they have confidence in me. But I refrain from any projection on my future because my daily life is tomorrow. If we succeed in our business, so much the better for the club and the one who will come behind” , he says. There is no more !

to summarize

Sunday’s meeting is already shaping up to be crucial for AS Saint-Etienne. Two weeks after winning the first match of its season against Clermont, the Forez club moved to Troyes, another direct competitor for maintenance (3 p.m.). Nineteenth to four points behind its weekend opponent (14th), ASSE will therefore have to continue in the Aube to start its rise in the standings. And calm the tensions with the supporters, annoyed by the situation of the club. In the viewfinder of the latter in particular: Claude Puel. On several occasions, the Saint-Etienne coach has been invited to leave. Against all odds, the former coach of Leicester and Southampton clings. And answer.