Bordeaux continues to sink in the standings after a rout in Strasbourg (5-2) on Wednesday during the 16th day of Ligue 1. Girondins coach Vladimir Petkovic refuses to abdicate.
At the end of the standings since the start of the season, Bordeaux hoped to accelerate the approach of the winter break. It is again at a standstill, with results in free fall. After a draw in Metz (3-3), after having evolved in numerical superiority, the Girondins fell against Brest (1-2) then this Wednesday in Strasbourg (5-2). Meetings during which the Bordelais have led each time. Before sinking and because of an incredible defensive fragility (37 goals conceded in 16 Ligue 1 games).
“We are very disappointed because we started the match well but we made the same mistakes. I have my share of responsibility because in recent days we have been working on scoring and how not to suffer on crosses, lamented Vladimir Petkovic after the match. And we suffered a lot this evening. In training, when we explain things, everything is clear but during the match, faced with quality players such as Strasbourg, we end up doing too much ” simple errors ”.
“Very dejected for our supporters”
A coach naturally under pressure, Bordeaux pointing to the row of barrage. But the former Switzerland coach does not intend to let go: “I still think I am the man for the job. It has nothing to do with style but rather individual technique, knowing how to position yourself in relation to your teammates . The will of the players is not lacking, the intentions and the will are there but it is rather a question of concentration. We are very dejected for our supporters. We must take our responsibilities. “
With now in sight the reception, Sunday (8:45 p.m.), of the OL. Not easy to find the path to victory.