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Ligue 1: "Auxerre had been waiting for this for ten years", warns Gaëtan Charbonnier


The striker and scorer, one of the architects of AJA's accession, is counting "on the solidarity and the game offered last season" to achieve the objective of maintaining it.

What's left of last season?

Gaëtan Charbonnier:

Lots of memories.

There are still players present and who participated in the accession.

We must try to maintain this feeling.

The group has evolved little and it is important to be able to surf on this and that the new ones soak up this atmosphere even if we are no longer in the euphoria.

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How do you go from a candidate for accession to a candidate for maintenance?

We do not see ourselves more beautiful than we are.

We have just come up.

The priority is to keep the club in Ligue 1. If we get that as soon as possible, that's fine.

We clearly play the maintenance.

The club had been waiting for this for ten years.

We are proud and happy to have obtained this rise, but staying in Ligue 1 is better.

What do the four descents inspire in you this season?

We went up the year when we had to go up but we are in Ligue 1, the season when we shouldn't!

We know it.

This is the game for everyone.

We'll have to leave four behind and that's still a lot.

You will have to scrounge everywhere.

What consequences can the World Cup have in the middle of the championship?

There will be two championships, from August to November and then a longer championship.

Do not be too late at the start.

The graduates surf a bit on the wave of accession and preparation.

Then there is a dip and at the end all the teams have something to play for.

At the top for the best places and at the bottom there is the struggle for maintenance.

For some teams, seasons usually end strong too.

What will be AJA's assets for the start of the season with a first match in Lille?

We have to keep the solidarity that we showed in the second half of last season.

We must also keep the values ​​advocated and the game offered.

We will have to show more defensive rigor all together.

Personally, you find Ligue 1. What do you think?

From the moment I play football, I'm happy, in Ligue 1 or in Ligue 2. The mentalities are different and the goals too.

The difference, we saw it against Saint-Etienne in the play-off.

It is played in intensity, in the last thirty meters for an attacker.

You have to be more precise, faster.

Everything has to be done a little faster.

What we could do in three or four touches of the ball in Ligue 2, we will not have time in Ligue 1. As for the environment, I who have known both, yes, it is something else .

The enthusiasm in Auxerre was very strong around the accession...

Yes, over the last two or three months, the enthusiasm has risen around the team and the crowds at the stadium as well.

We feel that the club has a history.

We expect a lot from our supporters and they also expect a lot from us.

There is expectation and it carries us.

It will be up to us to bring the public with us.

Source: lefigaro

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