Girondins de Bordeaux coach, Edmar Lopez, spoke about the position of the Aquitaine club, which occupies the nineteenth place in the French League. The coach admits mistakes have put the Bordeaux team in a precarious position.
Bordeaux and Edmar Lopez are going through a difficult time
Girondins de Bordeaux finished 19th in Ligue 1 four days after the tournament’s end, shivering at the thought of relegating to L2 at the end of the season. Because it is already the scenario that takes shape with four points behind Saint-Etienne (18) and six points over Clermont (17) and Troyes (16). Facing the emergency, Admar Lopez broke his silence on Wednesday.
Alf Lopez- take my responsibilities
In an interview with L’Equipe, the coach of the Aquitaine club decided to speak. We made the decision not to communicate, go into commando mode and let the field do the talking. Unfortunately, things did not go well. I’m here to take responsibility even if the actors are the players he said to Sports Daily, referring to a The problem of managing results and managing emotion among his players.
Despite recruiting experienced players this winter, such as Marcelo and Jozuha Gelafuji, as well as replacing Vladimir Petkovic with David Geon on the bench in February, Bordeaux have not been able to reverse their poor dynamics. These changes initially had a positive effect. The problem with changing coaches and bringing in important players is that you have to win right away. Otherwise, create insecurity. It took us a month and a half… It was an important moment confirms the Portuguese.
Lopez admits Lots of little mistakes
We made some mistakes He admits, while trying to defend himself. The late takeover of the club was also crucial (it became official at the end of July). Usually, the transfer period is planned for the end of May and the beginning of June. We started at the end of July, and had our first sale – Toma Basic Lazio – on August 24th. These are not excuses but the context was complicated by economic restrictions. We started the tournament with a coach who did not prepare… (…) It is full of small mistakes. Everyone is guilty.
Case management Laurent Koscielny, whose contract was terminated, and Benno Costel, accused of racist behavior before being sent off the bench and then initially reclaiming their place, did not help bring serenity to the group. We realize that we made decisions that were not very popular, the leader admits. We touched the executives in the locker room but if we did, it was because we felt we needed him. I will do the exact same thing again. So Lopez stays straight in his shoes.
The absence of Grad Lopez
Its boss, Grard Lopez, remains conservative despite the storm. Absence is much talked about in the Gironde. The boss has a network that few people have. It is more beneficial to travel and look for economical solutions for the future of the club than to stay locked in an office. This does not prevent him from realizing everything. I talk to him and the coach talks to him every day asserts Lopez to defend his boss.
It remains to be seen where the future of the club will be: at L1 or at L2? Mathematically, there is still hope. This is the message of confidence that I want to convey. There are four chances left. If we beat Nice (Sunday), that could change everything. We all have to believe in it together, and I will support this group to the end. Bordeaux has not yet given up.
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