AS Saint-Etienne : Denis Bouanga explains why he chose ASSE rather than Rennes | ASSE News

Monday, November 30, 2020 09:58 – Article written by La Rdaction – Comment this article

Summer 2019. Author of an excellent season with Nîmes Olympique in Ligue 1, Denis Bouanga leaves Gard and joins AS Saint-Etienne. And this, to the chagrin of Stade Rennais. In the sights of the Breton club at the time, the 26-year-old Gabonese, who has become one of the major assets of the Greens, tells Onze Mondial his choice to have joined Forez rather than Ille-et-Vilaine.

Saint-Etienne, “a legendary club”

“It’s another world, another project, another step to take. Just hearing the name of the club, I wanted to go, it’s a legendary club, indicates the attacking midfielder. When the leaders called me , I was obliged to listen to their speech. I joined directly. Then, when I announced the news to my father, as he was a fan of the Greens, he pushed for me to go because Rennes was also interested. I listened to all the opinions. I had watched the team’s matches, they made me want too much. Especially the match where Wahbi Khazri scored against OM, all the supporters then went down . It marked me. At the time, I tweeted about it without even knowing that Saint-Étienne was interested. That’s why I signed in Saint-Étienne, “replied Denis Bouanga.

An exclusive interview to be found in the 337 magazine of Onze Mondial, now available on the Shop.

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