Johnny also known as “Gentile” – Part 1By: Anicho | September 11th, 2010
NICE PRE-MATCH PRESSER
girondins.com: The match against Nice is so crucial to stay in this spiral …
Jean Tigana : For me, it is more important than Paris. Afterwards, we chain with a confrontation against Lyon, they are games that are important. I even considered moving to Nice more important than the arrival of Lyon. For against Lyon, the players are ready, there is no need to worry at this level.
How do you gauge the provisions of recruits. Is this consistent with your expectations?
We have not yet had time to work, unfortunately. Some have participated in only two collective training. This also happens with other clubs, I’m not going to complain. But I prefer players that are here during the next cut rather than from the national team (laughs). It is a period where we can work and develop combinations but the lack of players do not suit us
What would be your ideal device for the Bordeaux team? Would you put up a 4-4-2 with two skimmers and two eccentric leaders?
Not particularly. It is the versatility of players more important to me. I hope the players can move on the ground and change the system, especially during games to cause problems for the opposing team tactics. We are not yet in this configuration but it may come over the meetings.
Do you think your team has reached its fullness in relation to what you ask him?
I hope that this will happen as soon as possible. In a few weeks, this should be done, I left us one months.
You mentioned that against Lyon players are ready. Are you worried that this is not the case against Nice?
Not at all, I feel the group. We’ve proved over these last 2 games we had the mental resources and that the team was physically well. Go get a result in the closing minutes is good. The players are well and live well together, I am confident.
Do you mind that He (Carrasso) commend not yet have your final defense system?
No, it’s part of football. Several players are back on the field. Henrique has long been wounded, he was again present in the group. Michaël Ciani and Matthieu Chalme also returned.
Several players like Ciani and Sane have specific injuries. Will they play this weekend in Nice?
We will discuss with the doctor and surgeons. It is they who decide whether and giving us the green light. I do not advise Lamine be a butcher, he is clumsy with hands (laughs). I have not had the return of the doctor. If there is any risk, Sane not play. This is the case similar Ciani. It was the prohibition of heads in training this week (laughter).
Le groupe des Girondins de Bordeaux pour le match contre Nice
Le groupe :
Carrasso, Olimpa – Chalmé, Ciani, Henrique, Sané, Savic, Trémoulinas, Marange – Ben Khalfallah, Diarra, Fernando, Plasil, Ducasse – Gouffran, Jussiê, Maazou, Modeste, Saivet
My Comments : Notice how Bellion is not in the group after scoring in the friendly against Osasuna and also two goals in the CFA2 last week?
Anyway, I expect us to start something like this:
Carrasso; Chalmé, Henrique, Ciani or (Savic), Trémoulinas; Diarra, Fernando; Ben Khalfallah, Plasil, Jussiê (interchangeably); Modeste (or Maazou)
Jean Tigana was asked questions from the public a couple days ago he answered a few interesting questions that many of us may have been asking ourselves; however, the answers he gave are no different from what Triaud would say himself. “No money” …
Mr Tigana, are you happy with the transfer window Girondins?
Jean Tigana : Yes, given the context. We could not afford to recruit… The situation was difficult, I knew from the start. I assume.
Do you think that your group is quite big and have quality needed to have the ambition to catch the Champions League next season?
I think the group is strong, but look at how was the transfer window. We had no choice. If Yoann Gourcuff had left a month earlier, we would have had more time and we could have made different choices. We made the best choices possible in the time we had left. We took Maâzou on loan and I think we bought Ben Khalfallah a bit expensive but there were only two days before the end of the transfer market.
Mr Tigana, the Girondins have lost Gourcuff. Were you disappointed with his behavior?
Jean Tigana : The way he left disturbed me (…) Coming Saturday on the eve of a big game … We had two defeats and we were to face Paris on the Parc Sunday. Coming to ask that this day was a bit of a shock. He should have come on Monday. If this would have happened the same way it would have shown respect vis-à-vis the group and the Club. If it is at this point, it is thanks to Girondins Bordeaux.
Do you think that with the current workforce your team has the resources to finish in the top 3 of the championship, especially as rivals Marseille, Lyon or Paris have dramatically strengthened with golfer?
We did not have a budget allowing us to take golfers. This was not negotiable. Sure, Marseille took three players with Remy who I wanted to come but we could not afford. (…) I’m happy with the players I have. Above all, I hope to make progress.
Do you think that there are currently youth Girondins who have the potential to hope for a career at the Henry, Trezeguet or Giuly? And if so, who?
Jean Tigana : We’re not there yet. There is potential but there is much work to do. There are things to improve. I come back with a fresh eye and experience. You just mention the players who put the bar very high.
Why not have hired a “real” right back to relieve Chalme for some matches or to be replace in case of injury?
Jean Tigana :I It is a question of resources. We had priorities. We have not invested because we could not afford to invest. I wished to double all the posts with the players I wanted but my President did not agree (laughter, Ed).
IN BORDEAUX FOR A LONG TIME
On the 30th of August, The chief executive of M6, M. Tavernost, talked about recent decisions that have effected the club over the ladt year or so. “We must be harder.” He also covers the topic of the new stadium.
“We had a second part of last season nightmare that I wish for nobody. The failure of last season remains a mystery to us but it may be necessary in the future, taking faster decisions, even if they are not always easy to take. Being a bit harder, a little less … Bordeaux, in the management of the workforce.
Sometimes, we tend to think that problems will solve themselves, as in the case Chamakh (free party at the end of last season for Arsenal, Ed) which has not been set. Let’s be a little more stubborn in conflict management. ”
It was thought that Chamakh, formed in the club, would extend his contract and then be transferred. This was the case with Briand (Rennes), and this is the case with Cavenaghi, who was very elegant. Hence, M. Tavernost’s call to learn from the transfer.
“I took an active part in the decision of the sale, which is a wise decision. We agreed with Jean-Louis Triaud and myself on the conditions under which it was transferred. We’ve got what I wanted. This is one of the largest EU transfers. If we had not won this award, he would have stayed. The player was bought well and sold well, this will allow us to properly spend the season.”
“In total, we provide 100 million euros between what we put to and the rent on a budget estimated at 165 million. There are no great teams without big stadium. If you can not, we will be below the standard. We are taking a risk but we are prepared to commit ourselves to 30 years. This is a historic opportunity will not arise again. Without the stadium, the development of the club would be hampered. The first stone may be laid end 2014, we have no time to lose. We believe in it. This will, hopefully, be a beautiful stadium and the goal is to make 43,000 or 44,000 seats. ”
My Comments : It’s M. Tavernost’s responsibility to recruit a sporting director for the Girondins so that the sports policy is not conducted entirly to the will of the coaches and their respective address book. (There has not been a stable direction in recruitment, as a coach goes the recruitment changes)
Mr. Tavernost must also see to replace Jean-Louis Triaud, (part-time volunteer president) whose liability is becoming heavy in recent months (unable to manage the contract of Chamakh, unable to handle the case of Blanc, rolled in flour by Aulas each season, disaster communication, lack of vision and foresight…)
It belongs to Mr. Tavernost to invest in the club for it to become “a big European club” instead of being concerned only with balancing the books. Between the Real, Arsenal and the follies of the recruitment of Bordeaux, there must be a way to find a place.
This season, more than any other, Tavernost appears as the sole decision-maker to the Girondins, JLT is no longer a kind of superintendent that he was. I think the M6 shareholders are not to pleased with him either.