Very bad news for Pascal Dupraz for the Dams

ASSE: If ASSE will have to go through the play-offs to stay in Ligue 1, Pascal Dupraz could still have problems against Auxerre.

ASSE: Dupraz will still have to review his defense plans against Auxerre

After its draw at La Beaujoire against FC Nantes (1-1), Saturday evening, on the occasion of the 38th and last day of the championship, theAS Saint-Etienne offered himself the dams for a maintenance in Ligue 1. But Pascal Dupraz is not yet at the end of its troubles. The coach of the Greens will have to finish the work started. For this, he will have a week to succeed in his initial mission: to keep ASSE in the top flight. And for that it will be necessary to be better than AJ Auxerre in a double confrontation scheduled for May 26 and 29.

However, Dupraz will have to make choices in defense. Indeed, Eliaquim Mangala will be suspended for the first leg which will take place on Thursday May 26 at 7 p.m. Other bad news, Falaye Sacko’s injury at the very end of the game against the Canaries. Limped out, it looks like his knee is still hurt. But it already smells bad for the Saint-Etienne club if we take into account the liabilities of the Greens in this area.

In its daily edition, the daily The Team recalls that AS Saint-Étienne has already played in three play-offs (in 1934, 1984 and 1985). And the Loire team has not won any of its seven matches, with three draws and four defeats. Pascal Dupraz will therefore have the heavy responsibility of breaking this negative spiral, even if it looks complicated.

Pascal Dupraz confident for the maintenance of ASSE in Ligue 1?

ASSE took advantage of FC Metz’s 4-0 defeat at the Parc des Princes against PSG to hope to stay in Ligue 1 next season, after the draw in the 80th minute on the lawn of FC Nantes. The Stéphanois will face AJ Auxerre twice during the play-offs. At the microphone ofAmazon Prime Video, the successor of Claude Puel praised the courage of his players and announced the color for the upcoming clash against AJA.

“Since I was a kid, I’ve known that AS Saint-Étienne is rising from its ashes, it’s legendary. So all you have to do is realize that. I have a mission and I am focused. We are still 50/50, a one in two chance. These are boys who don’t give up. Who thought we were going to hold on. We fell against stronger teams and tonight they went to the bottom of themselves. As a symbol, it is Romain who prevents us from going to Ligue 2 directly. We are in Ligue 1 and a half. We have two matches left to stay in Ligue 1. We were in Ligue 2 before the match, we were in Ligue 2 for a good part of the match. Today we are in Ligue 1 and a half”launched Dupraz to his men.

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