Julien Daviet (FC Rouen): “Monaco, an exceptional draw for the players and the staff”
Qualified for the round of 16 of the Gambardella Cup after a courageous match against their counterparts Paris FC last Sunday (1-1, 7 tab 6), the FC Rouen U18s are settled on their fate. On February 19 at 2:30 p.m., the Diablotins defeated a size of the French formation, in this case AS Monaco. “It’s something exceptional for both the players and the staff”reacts coach Julien Daviet who offered us an analysis of his group a few days ago. “I have my little brother in the staff who has been in love with Monaco since he was little so I felt it, I told him “You’re with me so you’ll see, we’ll come across Monaco” And that’s what happened. It will be a step above for us, in France, Monaco is something, it is a national reference”.
The FCR U18 coach already knows that “it will be a difficult game” but the opportunity will be offered to the club and its supporters to live a great moment of football. “It could have been nice to move”notes Julien Daviet who is already looking forward to this match. “Against the PFC, it brought in people, spectators. We will be able to relive another moment. We will play the match to qualify, football remains one of the rare sports where the small can beat the big”. Fourth in national U19s, second in U17s, AS Monaco “is not the best draw” with a view to qualifying but not far from being the one that will certainly leave the most memories.
In addition, it will not have escaped the Rouen followers that a reserve was deposited against the team of Julien Daviet by Paris FC. This relates to a U17 player who would not have served all his suspension matches but who nevertheless participated in the adventure in Gambardella. According to the coach and his colleagues, there was simply no irregularity after verification. “There is no chance that their reserve will be received”, assures Julien Daviet. That should end all the suspense.
𝗟𝗘𝗦 𝗨𝟭𝟴 𝗗𝗨 𝗙𝗖 𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗘𝗡 𝗧𝗜𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗟’𝗔𝗦
The Gambardella Cup adventure will continue for the youngsters of @FCRouen. In 1/8th, the men of @JulienDaviet free none other than the@AS_Monaco. A big party in perspective.https://t.co/rf4On1KQB5
— NORMANDY FOOT (@NORMANDY FOOT) February 1, 2023
> Gambardella Cup. 1/8e finals – FC Rouen / AS Monaco, Sunday January 19 at 2:30 p.m.