ASSE – Toulouse FC
At 5 pm, at Geoffroy-Guichard (on beIN1 and leprogres.fr)
In this final sprint for Europe, Jean-Louis Gasset never ranked Toulouse FC in the category of games won in advance. On the contrary. "He's a tough opponent. Last week, they did not take a goal against Lille (0-0), who has a machine gun attack, "he told reporters on Friday. "They have three major players, the best you know very well, who wins a lot of penaltys (Max-Alain Gradel, former Stephanois, Ed). This is a team that gets a lot, as well as set pieces, which are a preponderant element in this end of the championship. "
A maintenance not yet assured
15th in Ligue 1 with eight points ahead of the first Dijjais barrage, Téfécé is not yet out of trouble. "We are not yet sure of having the maintenance. For me, it still lacks a victory, said this week François Moubandjé, the Toulouse defender 28 years. I hope we can take this Sunday in Saint-Etienne. "
One thing is sure, the Toulouse will not go to Geoffroy-Guichard the flower with the rifle this afternoon, as it could be the case with Bordeaux, a fortnight ago, came with an experimental team, having almost nothing to play anymore. "We come to the Cauldron with a lot of hope and conviction. With the intention of returning with a very good result, "says Alain Casanova, the coach of Violets.
Installed in a strong defense to five against Losc, last weekend, the Toulouse should remain in the same arrangements this afternoon, with a difficult block to maneuver but with the desire to go even further forward and to score. "Our calendar is complicated. We must continue to consider each game as a final. In Saint-Etienne, it will not be necessary to think that to defend, that to undergo, it will be necessary to succeed to put our game in place ", insisted the coach Toulouse.