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Antonetti will not make “fiction football” before Angers

Axel Allag, Media365, published on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 9:40 p.m.

2 days before the reception of Angers, Saturday as part of the 37th day of Ligue 1 (9 p.m.), Frédéric Antonetti returned to the chances of maintaining his team, currently 19th in the standings.

Hope is slim. 19th in Ligue 1 with 3 points behind AS Saint-Étienne, FC Metz can still claim the place of play-off at the bottom of the table, 2 days before the end of the season. Before receiving Angers, Saturday during the 37th day of Ligue 1 (9 p.m.) Frédéric Antonetti was rather fatalistic in a press conference. The success obtained against OL during their last outing (3-2) did not generate incredible feelings. “Not much. Frankly, not much. The season is too painful… and when you are in the last two, there is not really any pleasure”he replied on the theme of his feelings, in remarks transcribed by Le Républicain Lorrain.

“The calculations are useless if you are not good on the ground”

The technician also confided his ambition to repeat the same type of performance as against OL. “What I know is that we will do everything to win, to give a good image of FC Metz. It means being generous, being good defensively and as soon as you win the ball, moving forward.” slipped the coach of the 19th in Ligue 1. With the reception of Angers and the planned trip to the Parc des Princes on the final day, the Lorraine club is not yet condemned to Ligue 2, but we must not count on the native of Venzolasca to delve into the calculations.

“Today we are relegated. We will see after Saturday’s match what to do. But first, we have to win against Angers. I will not do fiction football. It has never been my thing. I did it a bit this year and I regret it…”he conceded, then to clarify his thought: “At one point I did some math and thought that in the month of April… But the calculations are useless if you are not good on the ground”.

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