Fabien Centonze, who arrived at FC Nantes this season, is starting to find his feet at the club and is getting more minutes on the field in his new colors.
In recent days, FC Nantes has been experiencing setbacks. After being eliminated from the Europa League by Juventus, the Canaries have suffered two consecutive defeats in Ligue 1, which has prevented them from pulling ahead of the relegation zone. On top of that, Andy Delort, the star signing this winter, is struggling to adapt to FCN. Despite this, Fabien Centonze, who arrived in September 2022, remains confident for the rest of the season.
On Wednesday, FC Nantes will face RC Lens in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France. As the defending champions, the Canaries will try to win at home, despite the absence of spectators against RCL. For his part, Fabien Centonze sees this match as an opportunity to turn around Nantes’ season. “I’m not worried because we have a great quarter-final coming up quickly. It’s a very good thing because it will allow us to lift our heads up. They won the Coupe de France last season, why not this year!“
FC Nantes : Fabien Centonze will miss the Nantes public
Interviewed after the defeat against Stade Rennais, Fabien Centonze believes in FC Nantes‘ chances against RC Lens, even though he regrets the absence of fans at the Beaujoire for this crucial match of the Canaris’ season. “It’s a great team and it’s going to be great for the future. It’s behind closed doors and it’s a problem because we would have wanted to have the fans. They’ve been irreproachable this week so I think we owe them one! Qualifying would do everyone good.”
FC Nantes must absolutely win on their home turf against RC Lens to avoid a second elimination in the space of a week. Moreover, the Coupe of France seems to be the only way for the Canaris to access a European competition, in order to make the Nantes supporters dream a little more.