“I could not have the slightest weak spot,” says David Guion

Not. I arrived in a depressing ambiance, with a break between the membership and its environment. It was a fragile mission. With the time it took to grasp, perceive the workforce and the urgency of the outcomes, this was a tough problem. He taught me issues, however I am the identical.

Information of this atmosphere saved time this time. Similar to within the earlier 4 months, I took refuge at work, however this time with time to make clear issues, my venture with the gamers, my employees. We shortly agreed with the leaders to advertise younger folks from the coaching middle, beneath the watchful eye of skilled gamers and boys of good spirit. In February after I arrived the whole lot was prepared and I needed to go straight to the purpose. You continue to needed to adapt to the circumstances, however I had time there.

Have been you not afraid to get again within the mess when the DNCG selections again then …

Not. I arrived in a depressing ambiance, with a break between the membership and its environment. It was a fragile mission. With the time it took to grasp, perceive the workforce and the urgency of the outcomes, this was a tough problem. He taught me issues, however I am the identical.

Information of this atmosphere saved time this time. Similar to within the earlier 4 months, I took refuge at work, however this time with time to make clear issues, my venture with the gamers, my employees. We shortly agreed with the leaders to advertise younger folks from the coaching middle, beneath the watchful eye of skilled gamers and boys of good spirit. In February after I arrived the whole lot was prepared and I needed to go straight to the purpose. You continue to needed to adapt to the circumstances, however I had time there.

Have been you afraid to get again within the mess when DNCG’s selections and subsequent monetary constraints compelled you to evaluation your recruiting plans?

In fact we’re questioning. In June, the aim was to construct shortly with skilled gamers. However all of the difficulties made us stronger, and so did the employees. I introduced folks from exterior. I needed to present them that the venture was worthwhile. As a frontrunner, I could not have any weak spot. I understood very early on that we must search for inner sources. I began recovering with 14 gamers, I remembered 8 from the coaching middle and we targeted on working with them.

Do you’re feeling extra snug on this function as a builder than a firefighter?

I hear that remark. However we see different golf equipment employed firefighters and it did not work.

“Two standards dominate in L2: no harm and an excellent bench”

Since your resume, you’ve got usually talked about the “sport design”. Are you able to describe it?

In Bordeaux, we should win, however win by values. We labored on the rigor, defensive self-discipline of Josh (Mai) from the entrance all the best way to the defenders. We have labored so much on the bench press areas the place we get the ball again. Then the venture needed to be rejected and the atmosphere allowed us to own extra. For this, we’ve been engaged on a positional sport within the center to have the ability to discover unmarked boys.

We have been helped by Josh (Mai) being effectively ready: it’s attention-grabbing to carry the ball. There was additionally an thought to place Fransergio in an excellent temper. The Logan (Delaurier-Chaubet) epidemic was of curiosity. Lastly, we suspected that we would want quick boys up entrance, as imbalance, depth and athleticism are important in L2. Usually in the course of the hours of the protection sport, the protection is much less coordinated.

We put it into the music from the internship at Vichy. For 11 days (July 4-13), younger folks labored with out a break day, demanding nothing. We created the foundations of the sport and a mind-set. We left this fashion, nonetheless, being in brief pants quantitatively and realizing we lacked aspect and depth gamers who weren’t certified.

The statistics present that you’re the nineteenth crew by variety of crosses. Is it fascinating?

There are two causes. Till qualifying for Clément (Michelin), we didn’t have an expert proper as Malcom (Bokele) is extra of a center-back. On the left, Jacques (Ekomie) was so targeted on the protection that he has but to let go. And more often than not I used off-center gamers with inverted toes. These are tactical decisions relying on the opponent. We see with Very important (Nsimba) that there are extra of them.

However we’ve to search out extra sources within the half-spaces, just a little contained in the field. We’re engaged on them so much, nevertheless it requires deep calls that the midfielders themselves make.

Do you’ve got the impression that the crew is already working at full capability or that it may possibly develop?

The room for enchancment is large! They’re not the identical younger folks as three months in the past, however there are nonetheless many elements the place we will do one thing higher: for instance, this weekend we labored with Malcom (Bokele) on tripartite raises to search out passing angles, launch Danylo (Ignatenko ) and Tom (Lacoux). Dilane (Bakwa) with expertise can be extra profitable. Tom (Lacoux), in a little-known job, understands issues tactically, however has solely 10-15 video games behind him …

You envisioned a 4-4-2 system with two actual strikers, moved to 4-3-3. Are you going to maintain this method?

There are enjoyable issues to do in L2 on each surfaces. that is why I requested the leaders for an attacker (Badji, ed.). The issue this weekend, for instance, is that if I had began 4-4-2, I would not have had any extra offensive gamers on the bench. It is necessary to maintain issues recent on the finish of the sport. The issue is the absence of Elis (now injured). Two standards dominate L2: no harm and an excellent bench. We’ve discovered a steadiness, we’ll now slowly work in direction of different methods, 4-4-2 or with the three center-backs. While you watch Junior Mwanga carry out, he screams and you must watch to have the ability to combine him with the eleven.

Does that imply he’s presently in third place within the hierarchy of central defenders?

No, he is sure … I might say Stian (Gregersen) has grown. He’s sharper than final yr, extra attentive to the connection behind the again. There are actually objectives he has right now that we would not have scored final season.

Why did not you employ Mwang or Bakwa within the spring?

As a result of they weren’t prepared! There have been three months of labor this summer time! Younger man, it’s good to know when to stop him. Dilane didn’t have the suitable psychological and tactical inclinations. Mwang, we detected him and took him on the finish of the season to reward him. But when it explodes right now, it is as a result of it is effectively supervised by Stian and Yoann (Barbet), it is in a local weather of confidence. If I had performed with him final yr, I’d have fried him.

“Final yr I used to be busy with quite a lot of issues. This yr I can delegate extra “

Have you ever modified your administration this season?

Previously yr, in an effort to immerse myself in, I’ve taken care of many, many issues. This yr I can delegate extra. As soon as I set objectives for my workers, I can give attention to particular person, small changes. It isn’t a query of getting extra confidence in assistants, however whenever you select boys you realize.

Do you remorse the best way your former deputies (Plasil and Coupet) have been fired?

I didn’t grasp my timing because of the precarious state of affairs of the membership. On the day of my restoration, I used to be utterly alone. Communication is a non-sporting subject that’s not my area.

Is the number of gamers despatched to the reserve in the course of the summer time interval your selection, or has somebody imposed on you?

I instantly put it on and the membership agreed with me. I wished to begin over on a unique human venture and break up the teams instantly.

Do you perceive the skepticism about Fransergio’s presence within the eleven?

Agree that I count on extra efficiency. You might be irritated by his nonchalant aspect. But it surely additionally brings attention-grabbing issues when it comes to availability, penultimate cross, tempo administration, versatility. In a match like Dijon, I wanted a participant near Josh to push and get well increased: he was there. He can flip into 10 after which play 8 or 6. It offers me tactical selection in the course of the match.

Is there no particular standing because of the membership’s funding in it (4.5 million euros)?

Not ! Decisions are made based mostly on the outcomes and tactical knowledge we noticed over the course of the week.

Has your relationship with President Gérard Lopez and Technical Director Admar Lopes developed?

We have at all times been shut. Our roles are effectively outlined and I consider we complement one another. The tough interval of the low season has confirmed that the whole lot is obvious: there have by no means been any misunderstandings. I’ve at all times had confidence in Admar’s work in relation to the recruiting profiles he was requested for. He saved me knowledgeable about issues. Identical for the president.

“It is a success to place soccer again within the middle of the venture”

With these 17 factors in 9 days, rookie integration, do you now have a gun to play climbing?

We must embody Aliou (Badji), Zuriko (Davitashvili) within the venture, see what Clément (Michelin) will have the ability to deliver us with out shedding our rigor, our dynamics. 5 video games from now till the World Cup break (November 19 – December 20) ought to permit us to search out the steadiness to maneuver ahead, keep sturdy and be extra productive. The success of the final three months has been creating the situations for being formidable and placing soccer again on the middle of the venture, each internally and externally. We must keep on this mind-set to be earlier than the final 10 days, the aim set with the leaders. There can be no crew that may stand out like Toulouse final season and the consistency can be decisive. There needs to be no gap.

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