Former Girondins de Bordeaux player and coach Philippe Lucas was on France Bleu Gironde on Tuesday evening. He was asked about the midfielder’s struggles, and in particular those of Brazilian Fransergio.
“Winning the middle battle to win matches”
Philippe Lucas on France Bleu Gironde: “The trigger could be to follow up on a small series, namely to win a home match and to go and confirm it away so that the group gains confidence in itself and in its means, and possibilities. What seems to me to be the most complicated today is in the middle because it is there that has had the most new players and that we must do. We know that during games, winning the middle battle is what is most important to winning the game. “
“In Ligue 1, it’s going fast, it’s fast”
“When you play two in front of the defense, it is important to be complementary. With a player who sits as a sentry in front of the defense, and another player who is able to project himself forward as we say a box to box. ”As Daniel Dutuel could be in my time, or as Yacine Adli can do today.
Fransergio comes from the Portuguese league where there are a lot of Brazilians, it looks a lot like the Brazilian league where the game is much slower. We are surprised, but we must not underestimate Ligue 1, when we tend to do it. In Ligue 1, things go fast, it’s fast, there is always rhythm and it is not easy to adapt to it.
Perhaps it will take Fransergio longer than anyone else to find the right fuel. But it goes through that, otherwise we risk being in difficulty in terms of results. “
The Girondins would like to extend the contracts of Benoît Costil and Otavio