AS Saint-Etienne : “I expressed the wish to continue” | ASSE News

In an interview broadcast in the CFC on Canal + this Sunday, the 34-year-old defender and emblematic captain of the ASSELoïc Perrin revealed having expressed to its management the wish to continue playing for the club.

ASSE: Loïc Perrin spoke to the coach and “it’s pretty clear”

Loïc Perrin and Saint Etienneis a great story. Arrived at the age of 12 at ASSE, he became its emblematic captain and played 473 games in the Stéphane jersey. And while he had thought to bow out at the end of this season which also corresponded to the end of his contract, the coronavirus health crisis came to thwart his plans. Loïc Perrin, rather than stopping playing, would like to finally continue another season to end the story that began with the ASSE Greens in 2003.

During an interview with the Canal Football Club, interview broadcast this Sunday evening, the captain from Saint-Étienne reviewed his contractual situation at the club. “I never imagined living all this with my club. It is an eternal love story. But in a love story, there are ups and downs. I had planned to stop my career at the end of this season. I was going to start warning the club and it’s true that the premature end of this season I had not necessarily imagined. I want to remember my last moments, so I want to continue. I want everyone to agree and everyone think that I can still serve in a group on the ground. “, said the ASSE captain.

Claude Puel agrees some time before deciding

On the coach side of the Greens, Claude Puel, we are not really excited by this idea of ​​keeping Loïc Perrin one more season. “I had the coach on the phone and with him it’s pretty clear. He says things, he says what he thinks and that makes things happen.”, Explains Loïc Perrin before adding: “Everything the world at the club was planned to build a squad without me. So necessarily, they must review their plans. He (Puel) said he was taking the time to think and that we would discuss it again. ” The most emblematic player of AS Saint-Etienne thinks he can still bring the Greens on the field but does not close doors. “I’m not more or less in shape. But I understand that I can have another role next year.” Steven Gerrard or De Rossi have ended their respective careers elsewhere, but for Perrin, this option is not possible.

“I want to end here. I want to leave a beautiful image. Saint-Etienne is sharing, when you see that you can make people cry when you win a match, it’s fantastic,” said Loïc Perrin. Will the Greens captain still wear the jerseyASSE next season? Answer soon …

By Alyssa Couladaize

Posted on May 31, 2020 at 9:39 pm |
                     updated on May 31, 2020 at 21:54