L1-L2 play-offs – Greens not panicking, but Auxerre has gained confidence: “We can largely compete”

“You have to be factual: the end of the game penalizes the debates with 1-1, we are out. I don’t see why my players should be dejected and the Auxerrois radiant. Someone will have to explain it to me.” Pascal Dupraz skillfully dealt with pragmatism on Thursday, at the microphone of Prime Video, after the draw between Auxerre and AS Saint-Etienne (1-1). Gaëtan Perrin’s goal set Abbé Deschamps loose at the very end of the first leg (87th), reacting to Zaydou Youssouf’s early opening (15th) and rekindling all the tension in this double showdown.

But ASSE finally scored this precious away goal, still in effect unlike what is done in European competitions. And above all, it can count on a boiling Geoffroy-Guichard stadium on Sunday. “I know the atmosphere will be warm and we can count on the supporters in this magical Cauldron”, predicted Dupraz at the microphone of being into sports“We want to give them pleasure, to stay in Ligue 1, because they have suffered with us, they have suffered a lot. It would be good to give them this little party at home,” continued Ryad Boudebouz.

Pascal Dupraz during Auxerre – Saint-Etienne

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“We didn’t have any supporters against Reims last game, we will have them there, so that will definitely change everythingfor his part, Mahdi Camara continued PrimeWe’ll be there, we’ll find them, they’ve always pushed us, in good times and bad, I’m sure they’ll be there and we’ll have to be there too. Nothing is finished for either team, but we will be home anyway.”

So don’t seek undue frustration with the Greens, let alone dejection, at least at the front. On the other hand, you will easily find the optimism that won the ranks of Auxerre at the end of this first round. After a complicated start, AJA came out of the locker room with a different attitude and, it must be said, also took advantage of Saint-Etienne’s reticence towards the end of the game. With a nice reward at the end of the day.

“Going for this equalizer at the end of the game, even at the level of enthusiasm around the team, will do a lot of good.enjoyed the striker and former Lyonnais Perrin on PrimeI think we ended this match really really well and we will attack this second company in the same way. We had a very complicated first 20 minutes, we struggled to keep up with the rhythm they put on us, it’s still the team rhythm of Ligue 1. We adapted quickly anyway to unfold our game and we saw that we were largely , largely competing.”

Gaëtan Perrin (Auxerre) equalized late in the game against Saint-Etienne

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We know we can get them

Same story on the side of Mathias Autret on being into sports“There was a great response. There were great things and I think we can do even betterassured the former Lorient, who willingly returned to the feverishness of Saint-Etienne interviewed in sequences. Yes, we felt it. I have some images in my head where they lose balls on raises, and we don’t take the opportunity that much. It remains a team that is strong for us, but we know we are able to go after them and score goals.”

Goals should be there on Sunday: Gaetan Charbonnier invited his people to create more frenzy in the last 30 metres, Pascal Dupraz said he regretted not scoring more than he had scored. In an overheated stadium, the show will definitely be there. But the labels of favorite and underdog may not be so obvious to hand out anymore.

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