Weakened by the catastrophic start to the season of the ASSE, Claude Puel is more and more announced on the start. After his team’s draw against Angers SCO (2-2), Friday on the occasion of the 11th matchday of Ligue 1, the coach from Saint-Etienne made an announcement on his situation.
Claude Puel does not intend to give up the ASSE
After the draw against Angers, in the opening of the 11th matchday of Ligue 1, Claude Puel sent a clear message to the leaders of AS Saint-Étienne regarding his future on the bench. Arrived in October 2019 replacing Ghislain Printant, the French technician intends to go to the end of his commitment, i.e. until June 30.
“My situation? I stay focused with my players. To see them as I see them tonight, not letting go, it’s nice. There are young players who live difficult and very formative things in a difficult environment related to our situation, they show quality. What they went through tonight is difficult. I wish they were rewarded with a victory”, analyzed Claude Puel on Prime Video after the match against the Angevins.
Then add : “my position is that of a coach close to his players, who wants his players to take their quality to find more efficiency. What interests me is to remain pragmatic, to be professional. I am close to my players and I want to go for a win. We have a quality group, if we can get up in the standings, everything will be done naturally. »
After 11 days of championship, AS Saint-Étienne still occupies the last place in the standings, but the former coach of OGC Nice intends to go up the slope with his group.
Puel: “I remain focused on my task to help the club”
With the current situation of the Greens, it is quite logically that some supporters of theAS Saint-Étienne ask for change on the bench. Corn Claude Puel stay calm and prefer to focus on his team in order to climb up the standings.
“I don’t want to talk about my personal case. I’m here to stay close to my players and see them manage this situation as well as possible. The environment is up to leaders to manage it. We have experienced a lot of adversity since the beginning of the season. I see a very professional group that puts a lot of intensity into workouts. Young people live difficult times, trainers for their early career. It is necessary to get out of this classification area and it will be done little by little. I remain focused on my task to help the club have future prospects with young people trained at ASSE,” he explained.
AS Saint-Étienne supporters are therefore warned. Puel does not intend to give in to any pressure outside his management.