Mercato | Mercato – ASSE: Claude Puel lets go of his truths about his situation!

Posted on November 5, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. by Arthur Montagne

Present at a press conference this Thursday before the reception of Clermont, Claude Puel spoke about his situation as well as that of ASSE.

The last few months have been very difficult at AS Saint-Etienne . Handicapped by major financial worries, the Greens hardly strengthened themselves since it was not until the last seconds of the transfer window to see a new player land, namely Ignacio Ramirez , on loan from the club Uruguayan from Liverpool Montevideo. And quickly, this situation had an impact on the start of the season of the ASSE . And for good reason, after 12 days of Ligue 1 , the Forez club are dead last with only 6 points on the clock and still no victory. A situation that does not facilitate the sale of the club, largely impacted by the sporting crisis experienced by the Greens. And for many matches now, Claude Puel seems more than ever in the hot seat. Present at a press conference before the crucial meeting against Clermont before an international break, the manager from Saint-Etienne also spoke on the situation of ASSE .

“What is important for me is to see my players ready for battle”

Aware of the precariousness of his situation, Claude Puel However, he wanted to send a message to people who continue to believe in him: “Support is not rare. They come from my peers and from many Stéphanois that I meet. You have to know how to separate things. It has been a difficult undertaking since my arrival. Legitimate frustration and fear have developed, and they materialize on the leaders. What is important for me is to see my players ready to fight to take up this challenge which is immense. »But all ASSE supportersare not behind their coach as evidenced by the many banners demanding his departure in the last matches to Geoffroy Guichard . “I think that the players make the share of things, stay focused on their job and the stake. Everyone has taken on the dimension of what we must achieve. We are all focused on the same objective ”, assures Claude Puel who finally evokes the need for urgent points of the ASSE . “Of course it's important to win on Sunday. Bordeaux took points in stoppage time. This comforts us in the fact that things are changing for everyone. It's up to us to make things happen. The most important thing is the next game. I'm not going to set point goals like that. We do not plan more than the match next Sunday, ”he concludes. It remains to be seen whether the Greens will finally win their first victory on Sunday, against Clermont .

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