Objective Maintains for the Greens. This is Sébastien Piocelle’s vision of things. Defeated by Olympique de Marseille on Wednesday in a friendly 2-1, the Saint-Etienne did well, so much they were dominated and poor offensively. Apart from Wahbi Khazri’s individual feat, the Greens worried the Marseille defense too little. A situation that does not reassure RMC Sport consultant Sébastien Piocelle.
“Make the round back and not go down”
Asked about the situation of the most successful club in France, the former canary said he was disappointed with what he saw during this preparation and fears that a difficult season awaits the Foréziens. “Individually, there is still talent. It would be nice if it was a little more collective, that is to say that they do something other than what we have seen against OM. I haven’t seen all of Saint-Etienne’s preparation matches, but it’s true that it would take a little more enthusiasm, a little more desire to move forward. It’s a tactic to play low enough and play against, but I agree with Claude Puel that it can be a tough year for the Stéphanois. (…) I have the impression that the objective is to make the round back – there may still be a galley year, a kind of transition so that there is a buyer – and not to go down. »- words transcribed by Foot Radio. If Claude Puel has not been able to rely on the presence of all his players, the manager will apparently have to save the furniture as he had announced in order to turn the club on its feet.
Piocelle sees the greens playing the posture
Now a consultant for RMC Sport, Sébastien Piocelle, former FC Nantes player, fears for the future of AS Saint-Etienne. Asked about the situation of the most successful club in France, the former canary said he was disappointed with what he saw during this preparation and fears that the Greens are struggling not to descend to Ligue 2.