Football: for Yoan Riu, “it is an event to comment on Rodez”

On August 4th, two days earlier than the Rodez-Bordeaux match, L’Equipe journalist John Rioux got here to uncover the Ruthenian membership in his spare time. His program? Follow the morning coaching at Vabre, interviews with gamers and members of the Raf organizational chart, go to Paul-Lignon and extra. He confides on this “superb day” spent in Aveyron.

Why did you resolve to come to Rodez this Thursday… on your time off?

At the start of the season I comment on the matches in L’Equipe with Pierre Buby. I do not know a lot about Ligue 2, within the sense that I’ve had little or no to work on this championship. I did a little bit of multiplexing final season, however largely commented on Gingham.

We comment on a fantastic match on Saturday Rodez-Bordeaux. I had by no means been to Aveyron earlier than and I had by no means handled Raf as a journalist. I referred to as Benjamin (Guillermin, communications supervisor, editor’s observe) three or 4 days in the past and instructed him “I’m positive there are unbelievable tales in Rodez, yearly you battle to sustain, it is lovely.” This is the League 2 I like. So so as to have good issues to say, I made a decision to go there myself.

Who did you meet throughout your go to to Rodez?

I had 4 particular person interviews with Joris Chougrani, Joseph Mendes, Killian Corredor and Amiran Sanaia. These are individuals with a life path that’s nice to inform viewers about. Saturday 7:15pm if there’s a corredor heart for mendez i might say issues about him that i have not learn left to proper however he instructed me. They instructed me loads of bits of life and I like that. These gamers are superb. I realized rather a lot from Rodez.

These exchanges make potential a greater understanding of the membership.

After coaching we went to lunch. There was Gregory Ursule. Laurent Peyrelad got here after him. He instructed me about his profession, in regards to the couple of minutes he performed within the semi-final of the Champions League in opposition to the good Juventus in 1996. He talked to me at size about his ways, his gamers, how he works, how he coaches… These exchanges make the very best understanding of the membership.

You comment on the video games within the sales space from Paris, so it is vital for you to come to the pitch too…

sure I did not know Rodez in any respect, I did not know the membership. I had heard of the 1991 Coupe de France feat when Rodez misplaced within the semi-final in opposition to Marseille on the Velodrome. At the time it was great to observe this on the transistor. It was nice.

We will discuss a really particular ambiance at Paul-Lignon, with 1750 individuals within the stadium. There will probably be a number of Bordelais. It’s arduous for me to comment on a cabin ambiance you do not know. There I went across the stadium, went to the dressing room, to the sector, to the stands. I actually know what I’m speaking about. I now know what Paul-Lignon is. I believe it is vital to get on the sector.

Rodez is a membership that deserves mild.

Is it additionally vital for you to promote small golf equipment?

Absolutely. We are right here to spotlight all these nice golf equipment like Raf. Rodez is a membership that deserves the highlight, that deserves to be highlighted. They do an superb job. They struggle yearly, it is nice. They have small funds, however for me they’re superior. As an fanatic, in fact it’s an event to comment on Bordeaux, however for me it is usually an event to comment on Rodez.

It’s magnificent Neymar, Mbappe, Manchester City, in fact. But what I like is that there are totally different footballs that exist on the similar time, and that is the wonder.

I really feel like I do know Rodez a lot better and that I already love this membership.

What will you keep in mind from that day in Rodez?

I’ll keep in mind that this can be a membership that charmingly opened its doorways to me. I spent an superb day within the coronary heart of Ligue 2, which we love.

I’m again in Paris and I really feel like I do know Rodez a lot better and I already love this membership.

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