Mercato | Mercato – ASSE: Claude Puel's huge focus on his future!

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Posted on October 23, 2021 at 4:15 p.m. by BC updated on October 23, 2021 at 4:21 p.m.

Announced on an ejection seat after AS Saint-Etienne's poor start to the season, Claude Puel pronounced on his situation on the sidelines of the draw obtained against Angers (2-2) this Friday.

Friday evening promised to be nightmarish for AS Saint-Etienne . As the kick-off against Angers was delayed for an hour after smoke jets from Stéphane supporters, furious after the bad start to the season, the ASSE seemed very close to knowing a new defeat by being led 2-0 to the 'hour of play. Finally, Claude Puel managed to pull off a miraculous point thanks to Wahbi Khazri (61 ') and Mickaël Nade (90 + 4'). A result that does not allow AS Saint-Etienne to leave their place as the Ligue 1 red lantern, but Claude Puel prefers to keep the positive.

“There was no crisis meeting”

Asked by Prime Video at the end of the meeting about his personal situation, and the meeting held last Monday during which his future was allegedly discussed, Claude Puel wanted to clear things up. “A meeting of what?” From whom? There was no crisis meeting, it was a meeting like every week, of the board, not a crisis meeting, sorry, not more than the last few weeks. My situation, I have already said. I stay focused on my players. To see them as I see them tonight (Friday), not to let go, it's nice. There are a lot of young players who are going through difficult and very formative things in a difficult environment linked to our situation, they show self-sacrifice and quality. I saw a lot of qualities today, I have a lot of young players, there are some not so young who are coaching very well. They are experiencing things for the first time, what they have experienced tonight is difficult. With everything that happened, I wish they had been rewarded with a win. My position is that of a manager who is close to his players, who wants them to be able to show their qualities, and they do, but you have to find more efficiency and above all take less stupid goals. There is quality in this group, I will say it again, “said the ASSE coach.

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