Football: for Mathieu Roufier (Rodez) “it will be a real mission” to stay in D1 for women

Mathieu Rufié’s Ruthénoises, French D2 champions on the finish of final season, held their restoration coaching on Monday, August 1 in Vabre. They will discover D1, three years after touchdown. The coach tells us in regards to the preseason.

How are you approaching the transition from D2 to D1?

Take it simple. After the climb we set out for and the title as a bonus, our consistency made it price it. We earned the proper to go to D1, to move that step. I do not see why I might fear or hassle about it. The employees is relaxed. We haven’t any stress.

Also, is there a lineup change?

No. Patrice Rank and Victor Gayard are staying with me. Martin Dujard will not be removed from the crew. It adjustments on the stage of the guards: Gilles Dulac (former males’s goalkeeping coach) will take them as a part of his duties. Just in phrases of medical follow-up, for bodily therapists we now have a little bit of an unknown.

The women had been very bodily drained on the finish of the season, which was their first full season in three years. Has everybody recovered? Did the break assist them? ?

For the little we noticed immediately (Monday, August 1), which was Day 1, I discover what was reassuring is that everybody needed to contact the ball. They had been centered, engaged and completely happy to be collectively. No one got here again injured. And nobody appeared drained to me, but since July 11 they’ve been working individually. It was a presumptive selection not to restart till 1 August, because the championship didn’t resume till 10 September. Six weeks, that appeared like sufficient for us to put together.

Solène Barbance, a former Raf participant, introduced his return to Rodez in July. Have you bolstered the crew ranks with different recruits?

The objective of the low season was to enhance high quality, to homogenize the group in order to improve competitors. And immediately we now have six arrivals that enable us to fulfill the target: Solen Barbans (Dijon, D1), Milen Tario (Dijon), Ines Barriere (Dijon), Chloe Bourne (Saint Etienne, D1, who has already worn the colours of Rodez), Maud Antoine (St. Etienne) and Lorraine Martin (Orléans, D2).

Apart from Amelie Deveau and Louise Cid, who will be taking part in for Albi (D2) subsequent season, have there been another departures?

Flavi Grok is now not in the band however stays in the membership. Maëlys Cubaynes went to Comtal. Laura Riquelme joined Oviedo. And that is all. Téa Cayzac stays in the band however is recovering, having simply undergone surgical procedure on her cruciate ligaments.

With the exception of a few gamers on the membership for a very long time, corresponding to Laurie Cance, Sofia Guellati or Océane Saunier, few gamers have already skilled D1. Does the group because it stands immediately have the shoulders to enter the competitors?

The step is tremendous excessive, however alternatively, I do know that those that participated in the rise of the crew, if they offer themselves the means, can move this step. Some have touched D1 at different golf equipment, corresponding to Solène Champagnac or Zoé Stievernart. Clémentine Canon has made round thirty matches in D1. Selen Altankulak additionally performed. Alexandria Lamontagne, who has a full D1 season (Fleury, 2018-2019). Behind, Eloïse Sevenne or Marie-Morgane Sieber, had been masters of the climb. I do not see why I might flip every part the other way up. We are a group of twenty-two gamers with Thea, with six new gamers and fifteen who had been already on the membership.

Which gadgets or strains would you like to consolidate for restoration?

Almost in every single place. The thought was to improve the standard. To complicate my process with the elections, however to enable them, in between, to rise.

What is the preseason schedule like?

The month of August is dosed in order that we’re prepared on September 10. Now we do not have the D1 calendar that ought to be out this week. Depending on the calendar, this system could be adjusted.

What is the season objective immediately as I resume coaching?

I assume the primary day we’re on the beginning line with everybody, at zero factors. And that even when we all know very effectively that the objective is the other of final 12 months’s, we’re ranging from scratch like everybody else. In J1 we will have our future in our arms, we all know who we will have to struggle in opposition to, roughly. The objective is to stay in D1. Just just like the climb, it wasn’t simple, regardless of what we heard from the proper or the left. In explicit, some observers of women’s soccer who imagine that Group B is weaker than Group A.

It was arduous to get on, it will be fairly a mission to stay there. All the assets the women discovered to win robust video games final 12 months, they will want to discover once they have much less of the ball or when it’s tougher for them to win. With work, seriousness, dedication and a group life that ought to be modeled on what we noticed final 12 months, we now have each likelihood.

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