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Foot: new Bordeaux coach, Petkovic has "always liked challenges"


“When we say Bordeaux, we are talking about a prestigious club,” explained his new coach Vladimir Petkovic on Friday, during his official presentation barely a month after taking the Swiss selection to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.

Your choice to join Bordeaux surprised in Switzerland.

What are the reasons that pushed you to accept this challenge?

After seven wonderful years with the Swiss national team, I realized that I wanted to do something different.

I went on vacation without having any idea what to do next, without having any plans.

The transfer window had already started, the clubs were getting organized and Bordeaux, to everyone's surprise, contacted me and I seized the opportunity immediately.

I met the technical director and the president, I understood that we were on the same wavelength.

I have always liked challenges, especially when there is behind a very big project like here.

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Other clubs, a selection, have also contacted you ...

Any coach and any player is always contacted by several clubs but there was nothing concrete.

Then I started discussions with Bordeaux.

When we say Girondins de Bordeaux, we are talking about a prestigious club, a prestigious region, prestigious supporters too, you just have to ask them.

We did not come here to change everything but to improve things;

Besides, I hate defeat so we'll get to work.

What do you know about your team and more generally about L1?

We're trying to get to know her, but as I told the president, I don't know Ligue 1, I don't know the team yet except for seeing it on TV. The important thing is to experience things. You have to get in touch with the players, they are people, you have to discover their human and individual qualities and get them to be together and to be one. I always say it, we can have 11 or 25 very good players, if they do not play together, we do not obtain results. The most important thing is that they all work together and we agree with the technical director who knows the transfer window and the team. As the new coach of this team, everyone, for me, leaves with 100%. After C'It is up to the player to confirm this impression or to undo it. As we go along, we will make decisions and see what to do.

Interview at a press conference

Source: lefigaro

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