Lucien Favre (Nice coach), after the victory against Partizan Belgrade (2-1) in the Europa League Conference “It’s a good game. We played football, much more forward. There were calls, markdowns and speed. I’ve been saying it since June… But hey, we’re not well for a few minutes and we concede a goal. On the other hand, we have a nice reaction. We had to win this game. It’s true, we have a few chances that we don’t convert. It’s like that. At least we made them. That’s not bad. And then, we didn’t constantly shoot behind, because there was movement and proposals. This is the basis I want for the future.
“Having real leaders is essential. Whoever the coach. »
There is still a lot of work to do. Speed and percussion helped tonight. But to reach a certain level, it takes much, much more. (regarding the action of the penalty not whistled for Belgrade following a foul by Mendy due to prior offside at the very end of the match) I dare not talk about it (smile). It worked out well for us. That’s what we can say. We weren’t well for five seconds. Antoine must control himself in these actions. He knows it. But he is young. He is only 18 years old. And then there was offside… (on Lemina’s goal) I’m glad Mario scored. The balance between experience and youth is good. Having real leaders is essential. Whoever the coach. »