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Ligue 2: "We had to play a big game", says Omar Daf (Sochaux)


FC Sochaux coach Omar Daf reflected on his club's victory over Paris FC in the first Ligue 2 Play-Off match.

It was a calm and smiling Omar Daf who appeared at a press conference after his team's victory against Paris FC thanks to a super goal from Maxime Do Couto in stoppage time (2-1).


He tries it every week

," says the coach with a smile.

The guards couldn't take it anymore, nor did the stewards, but he had the merit of persevering.

Tonight, he delivers the team with this magnificent strike and I encourage him to continue on this path because it pays off


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The Sochaux coach also returned to the very complicated start to the match on the part of his players and in particular his defense who conceded a goal and caused two penalties in the space of 13 minutes.

We had to play a big game.

Unfortunately our start was not up to scratch and the scenario meant that we could have lost the meeting quickly but we were able to keep our calm and our lucidity

, ”said the ex-Senegalese international (55 caps).

PFC had chances to win this game but they let their chance slip away.

We, when we had an opportunity, we remained calm

, ”concludes the one who will face AJ Auxerre this Friday at the Abbé Deschamps stadium to continue his dream of returning to Ligue 1.

Thierry Laurey Federico Pestellini / PANORAMIC

On the Paris FC side, the frustration was visible on the face of Thierry Laurey who believes that beyond the two missed penalties, it was the expulsion of Moustapha Name that killed the match.


Tonight I think Sochaux had 100% success, it's as simple as that

," says the former Strasbourg coach.


I don't know how we managed to lose such a match.

We had everything served to us on a plate, after a quarter of an hour the match must be over

, ”he regrets.

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The season is therefore officially over for Paris FC, an opportunity for Thierry Laurey to take stock of what his group has achieved this year.

We still had a season with 70 points, it's not trivial.

At one point we had control

(on the climb, editor's note)

and we weren't able to keep it.

It's the story of a season, you have to be consistent from start to finish.

“Explains the 57-year-old coach who knows that the numerous injuries of his attackers partly explain the PFC's drop in speed in the middle of the season.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-05-18

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