We are going to be called a favorite
,” said Nice coach Lucien Favre during the press conference on the eve of the match against Maccabi in Tel Aviv on Thursday in the Europa League Conference play-off.
We play in the French championship
”, explained in Tel Aviv, Lucien Favre on Wednesday evening.
We are going to be called a favourite.
But I saw the two matches against Aris Salonika
(2-0, 1-2 in the 3rd preliminary round, editor's note)
Tel Aviv was better.
There are very good elements.
This match is very, very important for us.
We want to continue.
We absolutely want to qualify.
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Accompanied by his captain Dante, the Swiss coach underlined that if "
the club's objectives are not yet clear
", due in particular to a transfer window which is not over, "
we absolutely want to pass this round and play the group stage
We absolutely want to qualify but it mustn't be a burden
,” continued Dante, who continued: “
We have to be focused on our performance rather than the result.
We work hard for the progress of the team.
The result, we control it less.
My message is to warn everyone of the difficulty to come, not to be surprised by this team.
There will be a few hundred people from Nice
”, also welcomed Favre.
They will however be drowned in the mass of 30,000 people expected Thursday evening at the Bloomfield stadium.
My message is to warn everyone of the difficulty ahead, not to be surprised by this team
," said Dante.
A European match is played on small details.
It will be necessary to be concentrated 180 minutes, or even more.
You have to alert everyone to get two big matches out.
“If the atmosphere will necessarily be hostile to the Azureans, the management of Nice however had no fear in summoning their Algerian internationals, Youcef Atal, Andy Delort and Billal Brahimi.
To a question posed by an Israeli journalist on this subject, Favre evacuated: “
There was no doubt (with players of Algerian nationality, editor's note).
We quickly passed the airport.