The Clermont DNA account on Twitter answered our questions before Sunday’s meeting against Clermont Foot. This is the opposing point of view.
“The group is almost unchanged”
How is Clermont at the dawn of starting in league 1?
ADN Clermont : As you know, the match in Bordeaux will be the first match in the club’s history in Ligue 1, so the club wants to build on the dynamics of last season to start this 2021/2022 season. The group has made a very good preparation (5 wins – 2 draws – 0 losses) and knows each other by heart so we can have good hopes for the start of the championship.
Clermont got stronger during the transfer window?
The squad is virtually unchanged from last season with only two starts (Rajot and Gomis) for two arrivals (Mendy and Rashani), but the club still hopes for four new players by the end of the transfer window.
What is your coach’s playing philosophy?
Pascal Gastien is a coach with a strong playing identity, notably based on possession. It will certainly be difficult to be as domineering, against the Ligue 1 teams, as we were last year, but he will largely retain his ideas and his principles of play.
Mohamed Bayo will he have his exit voucher for Bordeaux?
For Clermont leaders, this is not topical.
What are its playing characteristics?
Momo is a complete striker, he is powerful, fast and very present in the box.
“For us a departure from Bayo would perhaps be precipitated”
Can Bayo take a step forward at the Girondins?
For us a departure would perhaps be precipitated. One more season with his training club in a well-functioning group, to discover Ligue 1, is undoubtedly the best choice. The example of Adrian Grbic, who left for Lorient last summer after a great (half) season with us (17 goals, 4 assists), also shows that it is difficult to win in Ligue 1.
How do you see the match against the Girondins?
After the very good preparation carried out, we see the team start the season well by bringing one or more points of this trip to Matmut Atlantique.