AS Saint-Etienne : A new recruit confides before the derby | ASSE News

Paul Bernardoni reconsidered his signature at ASSE, before Derby against OL, this Friday (9 p.m.). He admits that he does not regret his choice.

ASSE Mercato: Bernardoni feels pampered with the Greens

Loaned to ASSE by Angers SCO during this winter transfer window for a period of six months, Paul Bernardoni is about to play his first derby against Olympique Lyonnais. A decisive and important match for the club from the Loire, current red lantern of Ligue 1. According to the goalkeeper, he is confident before this highly symbolic meeting. A confidence that he draws from the warm welcome received at AS Saint-Étienne, a historic club in the French championship. “Although last, you feel that you are arriving at a great club, which has a history, a luxurious place where you are pampered”, he pointed out in The Team.

In addition to Paul Bernardoni, Sada Thioub, Joris Gnagnon, Bakary Sako and Eliaquim Mangala have reinforced Pascal Dupraz’s team this January. They were recruited to try to keep ASSE (currently 20th) in the top flight.

AS Saint-Étienne goalkeeper motivated for the derby

Before signing for Sainté, the native of Évry played for ES Troyes AC, Girondins de Bordeaux, Clermont Foot, Nîmes Olympique and SCO Angers. Paul Bernardoni ensures that the environment discovered at ASSE is conducive to performance. ” It’s awesome. You can’t ask for better preparation. We must know how to take advantage of it and that must motivate us even more to save it. It is inconceivable that this top level club should fall in Ligue 2”, he said on his arrival at the Greens.

The new goalkeeper N°1 of the Stéphanois has already played a first match, lost against RC Lens (1-2), last Saturday, during the 21st day of the championship. He should start against Lyon, for the second time, while Étienne Green is back from injury.