If Claude Puel has not planned to “put the bus” in front of his cage, Peter Bosz is aware of the importance of the derby between ASSE and OL for the fans of both teams. The event is therefore launched.
ASSE: Claude Puel wants to put the pressing on OL
Red lantern of the Ligue 1 ranking, AS Saint-Étienne must absolutely make a positive result tonight against Olympique Lyonnais. Aware of the situation of his team, Claude Puel intends to play well this derby to win it. Even if he sees the Gones favorites of this match especially after his good performance in the European Cup this week against Brondy (3-0), the coach of the Greens wants to exploit the flaws of the Lyon collective.
“There are always collective responses to be made. You can’t focus on a particular player. We always study the opponent. Even when it’s Lyon, even when it’s Paris, against any team, there are things to do, things to exploit. There are also things to respect and in particular at the level of fundamentals”, launched Claude Puel in front of the media on Friday.
Then add : “you have to defend well against this team, but also be productive with the ball. We want to carry the danger to them, in their last 18 meters, we have arguments. Including collective arguments. The last game and especially the first half hour we did not use them we were fragile technically. » The message went well in Lyon, but Peter Bosz refuses to fall into the overbid for this meeting.
Peter Bosz: “A derby is always special”
Former midfielder of Sporting Club de Toulon (1988-1991), Peter Bosz has already played againstAS Saint-Étienne. So he knows the atmosphere of the Cauldron. However, this is his first time getting ready to experience the fervor of a derby. Aware of the stakes of this match for the fans, the Dutch technician does not intend to return from Saint-Étienne with the three points of the victory.
“A derby is always special. What did they tell me? Since I’ve been here, I’ve been told about this game. I understood that this is something special for the fans. But it is only worth three points. Personally, I knew him, but in Holland it is not known that this is a big derby. The Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium? I played it. But Saint-Étienne – Toulon it’s not a derby,” said the Lyon coach in a pre-match press conference.
Appointment is therefore made for tonight at 20:45.