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Present at a press conference on the occasion of the resumption of ASSE training, Laurent Battles, new coach of the Greens, spoke about his project at the head of the Forez club. Determined to continue his transfer window, while relying on his training center, Laurent Battles announces the color for his debut at ASSE.
After a chaotic season, theAS Saint Etienne was relegated to Ligue 2, which led to major internal changes. Starting with the departure of Pascal Dupraz who will have failed in his maintenance mission and therefore leaves his bench to Laurent Battles. A year after allowing Troyes to return to Ligue 1, he will therefore try to repeat this performance, but the season will start 3 points behind after the sanction imposed by the LFP after the invasion of the field during the return barrage against theAuxerre. But the workforce is also experiencing a serious facelift since several players at the end of their contract will leave while other transfers are expected, such as those ofAdil Aouchiche or Denis Bouanga. And Laurent Battles confirms that it is likely to move seriously.
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Ambitious battles for the transfer window
Present at a press conference, Laurent Battles confirmed that it should move this summer. ” I am meeting all the players one by one. Some want to stay, others don’t, but in the meantime, everyone has to be working. Then, with such a high-performance training center, it would be a shame not to make extensive use of it. The idea is to have a backbone of fifteen experienced players, including elements who have experienced the top of the table of L2 and have the great state of mind, like the three players already recruited, plus five or six young players who will perform in the preparation. We made a locker room with only young people, but there are empty lockers in the locker room of the pros: it’s up to them to get them! “, he launches in remarks reported by THE TEAM.
A very clear game plan
Following his speech, Laurent Battles also spoke about the tactics he intended to adopt next season: We try to build a team that puts a lot of intensity in order to recover the ball quickly and have the technical ability to keep it more than the opponent. We want to be as far as possible from our goal and as close as possible to that of the opponent. What will be decisive will be the animation that we will put there (a priori on the basis of a three-man defense)… »
Already three transfers completed
In this context, Laurent Battles can already rely on three new ones namely the two defenders Anthony Briancon and Jimmy Giraudon as well as the midfield Dylan Chambost. The three players arrived free and Laurent Battles knows the last two cities well for having had them under his orders at Troyes. The revival ofASSE is launched!