Nothing has been going well in Bordeaux since the start of the season. A late takeover of the club, a transfer window made in a hurry, a first coach who is not suitable, a second already out of solutions, a goalkeeper taken in dislike by part of the ultras, 5 small victories on the counter only, 84 goals conceded in 34 Ligue 1 games (a record) and a 19th place in the standings already 6 points from the first non-relegation player and 4 from the play-off place. Presented like that, we do not give the Girondins much of a chance to get out of it.
The latest defeat against Nantes even looked like a nightmare because despite a two-goal lead, the Bordelais managed to lose 5-3, even missing a penalty when the score was still 4-3. The calyx to the lees. If there is still hope, it seems very slim despite the declarations of Admar Lopes in The Team this Wednesday. The sports director tries to hold on to the last branches. “Things did not go well. I am here to assume my responsibilities even if the actors are the players. »
Admar Lopes explains
Despite a conquering winter transfer window (arrival of Guion on the bench to replace Petkovic, and Guilavogui and Marcelo in the workforce), the club with the scapular did not manage to stop this negative spiral. “We started the championship with a coach who had not done the preparation … Compared to the profile of the players we recruited, we knew that there were risks but we had no choice. We made do with the heritage we had”plague Admar Lopes, also recognizing his share of responsibility. “It’s full of little mistakes. Everyone is guilty.”
In addition to the poor results, the season was rotten by various cases such as the Koscielny and Costil cases. The first saw his contract terminated, while the second had to train with an injured goalkeeper coach for part of the season, then was accused of racist behavior before being replaced on the bench and then being on the bench. new holder in the face of poor performance by Gaëtan Poussin. Difficult to see clearly also when the president of the club, Gérard Lopez, is very often absent.
A maintenance always hoped for
“The president has a network that few people have. It is more useful to travel and seek economic solutions for the future of the club than to remain locked in an office. That doesn’t prevent him from knowing everything. I talk to him and the coach talks to him every day., defends Admar Lopes. We will however have to prepare well for next season, probably in Ligue 2, unless the last 4 games of the season change the situation. The management of Bordeaux still believes in it.