Before the match AXIS against Nantes, Wednesday, Pascal Dupraz announced good news on the state of mind and form of his group.
ASSE-FC Nantes: Dupraz, “they are ready and want to take on”
After their victory in the Coupe de France against Lyon-La Duchère (1-0), ASSE is playing its last match of the year against FC Nantes on Wednesday evening. Pascal Dupraz awaits a victory for his team in the league before the winter break, because the Greens are on a negative series of 4 losses in a row in L1. This opposition between AS Saint-Étienne and FCN will be the first in Ligue 1 for the new coach officially appointed a week ago. But he is not entitled to a misstep, because his rescue mission for the Greens begins now.
Speaking of the preparation of his players, the successor of Claude Puel was reassuring at the pre-match press conference. “I have rarely seen the Stéphanois let go this season, which means that morally they are there. They want to assume ”, he said. “The Stéphanois will be ready. I only think good of this Nantes team, but my first thoughts go to my players who have quality, who are disciplined and courageous ”, reassured Pascal Dupraz.
Moukoudi fit, Boudebouz and Neyou hoped for against FCN
On the form of his group, the 59-year-old coach was very reassuring. He announced the possibility of seeing Ryad Boudebouz and Yvan Neyou in the ASSE group against the Canaries. They are uncertain until the last training. “We are waiting for the last training for Ryad and Neyou”, he said. Only Aïmen Moueffek, affected in the Coupe de France, and obviously goalkeeper Étienne Green (seriously injured in the elbow) are unavailable. “What good news, it was going for Harold Moukoudi”, slipped Pascal Dupraz.
Mahdi Camara and Zaydou Youssouf give up the CAN
During the CAN 2021 period (from January 9 to February 6, 2022), some ASSE players, coveted to defend the colors of their country, have decided to stay in Forez, in order to fight for the maintenance of Green. This assurance was given by the new coach of the Stéphanois facing the media. “There are boys who were selectable and who decided to stay here to get the club out of this situation. Mahdi Camara has been in talks with the club for a month, and he told us he would rather stay. Zaydou Youssouf also ”, said Pascal Dupraz. Note that the first was selectable with The Gambia, while the second could play with the Comoros.