Damien Comolli (Toulouse): “We have a largely competitive team”

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Damien Comolli (Toulouse): “We have a largely competitive team”

After two weeks off, Toulouse resumed training on Thursday. The opportunity for its president Damien Comolli to make announcements, such as the precautionary layoff of Michaël Debèveassistant to coach Philippe Montanier, or the long absence to be expected from Denis Genreau. But for nearly an hour, the leader also delivered messages. As a sporting record, he said to himself “a little disappointed in terms of points” collected during the first part of the season (16 points).

Current 12th in the Ligue 1 standingswith only a point ahead of the first relegation player, the promoted nevertheless displayed an attractive face in the game, “a feeling shared by all” at the club according to Comolli, in the continuity of the performances achieved last season in Ligue 2. “What frustrates us the most are the three home games against Nice (1-1)Lorient (2-2) and Strasbourg (2-2). Instead of making 9 points, we made 3 points. It’s not a disappointment in terms of play, but in terms of points. The other major disappointment is the match in Clermont (0-2). We were easily able to take 3 points. »

“A fairly significant financial capacity” for the transfer window

The Toulouse president also insisted on “a very important thing”the game identity displayed by his team. “Talking with the players, it’s something very strong for them. It’s part of our culture, to never give up and play together, explained Comolli. I met all the players in interviews before going on vacation, they are the ones who brought him to the table. The game against Monaco (0-2), it was not Toulouse. It was not our identity. When all the players tell you that, even the less experienced ones, it means a lot. »

If he regretted this faux pas at home, like the three defeats in a row conceded by Toulouse before the break, the boss of Téfécé also showed ambition for the rest of the season. Relying on “a fairly significant financial capacity”, in particular, he intends to be active during the winter transfer window: “I keep saying it, we believe in our game project. All the recruitment was done by taking players capable of playing with a very specific philosophy. We showed that we had a largely competitive team. »

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