ASSE is 12th in Ligue 1 with 42 points and is assured of staying in the elite before facing OM on Sunday at Geoffroy-Guichard. However, Claude Puel does not want to be satisfied with this rank. He wants to finish higher.
ASSE: Puel, “who said that the maintenance was acquired? “
Threatened with relegation during the first half of the season, ASSE gradually climbed back up the slope to ensure its maintenance at the end of the 35th day. The Greens defeated Montpellier HSC last Sunday at the Mosson stadium (1-2) to confirm their survival, with three days to go. Claude Puel is happy about it, but he prefers to stay focused until the end of the season. In this logic, he believes that AS Saint-Etienne is not yet saved. “Who said that the maintenance was acquired? We have made good progress, but there are still three games to play,” replied the coach of the Greens, in a press conference, before the reception of Marseille, Sunday (1pm). The ASSE coach invited his players to “stay focused on the game, to have the will to do well and to win”.
The Green coach focused on the content of his team
Beyond the desired victory, Claude Puel “is interested in the content” of each of the three remaining games. After OM, they will travel to LOSC, the current leader, and then end the season against Dijon FCO, already relegated to Ligue 2. During these last games, ASSE must “exploit the possible weaknesses of their opponents and ask themselves the right questions” according to their coach. “And the right answers are all references to the game,” he said.