“Your team travels to Lyon with the ambition to continue its six-game unbeaten run…
Of course we want to achieve a result, but above all we want to show that we are a real team, capable of defending together.
In what physical condition are your players after this intense period?
It’ll be OK. There will have been five days of recovery since our last match (1-0, against Brest). We have indeed had a very long half-season with matches every three days, but five days of recovery is enough. There is just Delort who feels his knee again. We’ll see about him…
“You can win in all systems, but you have to choose one. Because if you take players who don’t fit, it’s annoying”
What will you expect from the next transfer window?
We didn’t discuss this at all (with leaders). It’s clear that small adjustments in winter are always very useful. (The successes) sometimes it comes down to very little.
After having often changed systems, will you have the ambition to stabilize your team in a single game plan?
If you want to build a team, you have to choose a system and a philosophy, otherwise you’re wasting too much time. You can win in all systems, but you have to choose one. Because if you take players who don’t match, it’s annoying.
Have you had the assurance from your leaders that you will still be at your post in a month?
I do not know. I have experienced many situations as a coach. I cannot answer you. Me, I continue, I work and then here it is.
“I firmly believe in this project. We will have to do it very well, all together. »
You remain on an interesting dynamic. Do you feel that your balance sheet is positive?
We were able to provoke what happened in the last matches. During our first matches, we had a certain bad luck, and there it turned out favorably for us. Sometimes it doesn’t matter.
A spokesperson for Ineos reiterated Jim Ratcliffe’s desire to see Nice compete with PSG…
Yes, I said that the objective was to have a team which, in two years, will be ready to play in the Champions League and to compete with PSG. So you have to build a team. It’s not as easy as you think. But if you give time, it happens. I firmly believe in this project. We will have to do it very well, all together. »