Shaken by the Christophe Galtier affair, OGC Nice is going through a new complicated period, whether in terms of results or internally.
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OGC Nice has been experiencing a tense end to the season for the past few weeks. While the arrival of Digard had allowed the club to start a positive spiral with in particular 12 games without defeat in Ligue 1, the Aiglons fell back somewhat in their trap in the final sprint with 4 defeats in the last 7 games. Ninth in the standings, the Riviera club will not see Europe next season.
A situation that had annoyed the captain, Dante, after the draw against Toulouse (0-0): “I remember when coach Favre arrived: ‘In two or three years, we will be constantly in the Champions League’. But it’s not like that. The French championship is very difficult. You have to respect it, though. And then you’re going to lose 10 players and there are 10 new players coming. It’s very difficult“, he had declared in particular. An outing that was not really to the taste of his trainer.
“In the future, he will reflect”
“It’s complicated to express yourself after the matchesrecognizes the former defensive midfielder. He instantly expressed frustration. He is a great professional, he is the example and the image of Nice, it resonates much more than another person when he speaks. It made noise. I think that if he had to do it again, he wouldn’t necessarily do it again. He is someone who likes to be focused on the pitch. In the future, he will reflect. It’s always difficult, the period is a bit tricky. Today he is back to work and focused on the field. Was it awkward to say that at the time? Yes, it’s the sequence of things that gives resonance to his words. He shouldn’t be overwhelmed either, that’s how he felt at the time. It is also your job to exploit the most opportune moments.”
“Dante spoke out of frustration after Toulouse. If he had to do it again he would not do it again. In the future he will reflect. It is the sequence of his words that gives resonance »
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Eleven points from European places, the Aiglons have nothing left to play for at the end of the season. Didier Digard should also be thanked on the evening of the 38th day, the Riviera club notably targeting Graham Potter.