Through Aline Chatel
We do not yet know Stéphane Moulin very well, but it is difficult to associate the word “madness” with him when we observe all the seriousness that he exudes. Yet it is in this register that the coach of the Stade Malherbe de Caen attend his team. “This is the style we want to give it”, he confirmed Friday, October 1 at a press conference. It is in particular in this sense that he had very much liked the content proposed in the second half against Dijon, on September 21. Less than a week later, Malherbe handed it over to Toulouse. In the space of two halves, admittedly separated by six days, the Malherbistes scored five goals – of which only three were validated.
He asks for risk taking
In Ligue 1, Stéphane Moulin did not have the reputation of being the most playful coach. On the floor below, he has other equipment to nurture more ambition with the ball. Son message is clear.
On request to the players at each match to dare, to undertake. I’d rather be wrong rather than do nothing.
Madness is first and foremost a state of mind. It requires trying, provoking, taking risks, but also running at a higher intensity than the opponent. “Sometimes, we are able to blow the storm, recalls Stéphane Moulin. I would like it to become something recurring, for it to become our style. »Caen wants to be enthusiastic and enthusiastic. “It’s an energy-intensive game but it goes there so that the players have a lot of fun and so that there is a spectacle. It interests me that the people who come to the stadium have a good time because they have seen shots, goals, great actions. “
” Put the nail in “
Against Dijon, Caen waited to be led to set the match on fire. In Toulouse, the circumstances were quite special given the opponent’s pedigree. “We had the opportunity to rely on his game,” says Stéphane Moulin. The mission of the Malherbistes is now to display the same consistency – that which also determines the level of a player and a team ”- against opponents with a more traditional profile. This will be one of the challenges of the reception of Valenciennes, this Saturday, October 2, 2021.
We proved to ourselves that we were able, at least for a whole match, to stay in what we wanted to do. It seems to be going in the right direction today, we must take advantage of it and drive the point home.
The Caen have shown what they are capable of in the last 150 minutes played. Everyone had a blast, the players in mind. The path is signposted …
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