Zapping Onze Mondial PSG: summary of Christophe Galtier’s first press conference The start of the AS Saint-Etienne season is complicated. Relegated to Ligue 2, the Greens conceded a draw at home against Nîmes Olympique this Saturday after a defeat suffered last week on the lawn of Dijon. Penalized by 3 points by the Federation, the men of Laurent Batlles are still in last place in the standings after two games played. However, the French technician is happy not to have lost. “There is disappointment not to win the match, but also a little joy not to lose it. On their only ball outing in the first half they score. We have a few chances that we don’t take, fortunately an incident puts us back in the game. Today we are not hurting the opponents, we have to be more fair in the last gesture. We had decided to put some rhythm, put two against one in the corridors, to try to create a little imbalance.We missed certain things, passes and controls, at this level it is difficult to score when that happens. We have to raise the level but in the state of mind we were there. We are trying to build something and we know that it is not easy. Laurent Batlles also returned to some of his choices and in particular the fact of playing to four defenders. “I went to four because I put the players in position. It’s easier for them to understand, to play their position. I wanted to see something else in the hallways. You have to take time, but we don’t really have time, because you have to quickly come back to the others, what matters to me is that we remove these negative points. There are positive points but we can’t be satisfied with that, I need more accuracy and speed. Up front at JP’s level (Krasso, editor’s note), I can’t change him too much because I don’t have another striker. Not losing is also important.” To sum up ASSE conceded a draw against Nîmes on Saturday, a disappointing result for the supporters but also for the coach of the Greens. However, the French technician is delighted not to losing after suffering a loss to Dijon last week.
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