Soccer

Rodez. “It’s going to be a hell of a mission to stay there”

The vital factor
Mathieu Rufié’s Ruthénoises, French D2 champions on the finish of final season, had their restoration coaching yesterday in Vabre. They will discover D1, three years after touchdown. The coach tells us concerning 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 value it. We earned the precise to go to D1, to move that step. I do not see why I might fear or hassle about it. The workers is relaxed. We don’t have any stress.

Also, is there a lineup change?

No. Patrice Rank and Victor Gayard are staying with me. Martin Dujard won’t be removed from the workforce. It modifications on the stage of the guards: Gilles Dulac (former males’s goalkeeping coach) will take them as half of his duties. Just on the stage of medical follow-up, for bodily therapists, it is a bit unknown to us.

The women have 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 in the present day (yesterday), which was Day 1, I discover what was reassuring is that everybody wished to contact the ball. They have been targeted, engaged and completely satisfied 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 alternative 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 workforce ranks with different recruits?

The function of the low season was to enhance high quality, to homogenize the group so as to enhance competitors. And in the present day we have now six arrivals that permit 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 every other departures?

Flavi Grok is not within the band however stays within the membership. Maëlys Cubaynes went to Comtal. Laura Riquelme joined Oviedo. And that is all. Téa Cayzac stays within 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, comparable to Laurie Cance, Sofia Guellati or Océane Saunier, few gamers have already skilled D1. Does the group because it stands in the present day have the shoulders to enter the competitors?

The step is tremendous excessive, however however, I do know that those that participated within the rise of the workforce, if they provide themselves the means, can move this step. Some have touched D1 at different golf equipment, comparable 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, have been masters of the climb. I do not see why I might flip every thing the wrong way up. We are a group of 22 gamers with Thea, with six new gamers and fifteen who have 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 enhance the standard. To complicate my activity with the elections, however to permit 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 in the present day 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 properly that the objective is the other of final 12 months’s, we’re ranging from scratch like everybody else. In J1 we could have our destiny in our palms, we all know who we could have to battle towards, kind of. The objective is to stay in D1. Just just like the climb, it wasn’t simple, regardless of what we heard from the precise or the left. Especially from some observers of girls’s soccer who assume that Group B is weaker than Group A. It was tough to stand up, it’s going to be fairly a mission to stay there. All the assets the women discovered to win powerful video games final 12 months, they are going to want to discover once they have much less of the ball or when it’s more durable 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 have now each probability.

August 13: Rodez – Marseille to Clermont-L’Hérault.

August 20: Rodez – Saint Etienne in Saint Shelly d’Apscher.

August 24: Rodez v Albi in Nausel (venue to be confirmed).

August 27: Rodez – Montpellier to Millau.

September 3: Rodez – Le Puy (location to be confirmed).

Sieber on the world championship

Ruthenian goalkeeper Marie-Morgan Sieber is in Costa Rica with France’s U20 World Cup workforce. Les Bleuettes will play their first match of the competitors on August 12 towards Nigeria. If the French go all the way in which, the Ruthenian goalkeeper won’t return till August 28, the day of the ultimate. Meanwhile, Laurie Lieburel is alone within the blood and gold cage.

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