FC Nantes finally wants to lay down the law at home

It is a burden that the people of Nantes would finally like to free themselves from, and since it will also be a question of regional supremacy, the arrival of neighboring Rennes this Saturday afternoon appears to be an opportune moment to achieve this. As has been the case every other week since mid-December, the return of the Canaries to La Beaujoire has brought to the surface the questions surrounding this “funny” series: eight consecutive defeats at home in all competitions, the longest drought of the club’s history. “There is this kind of weight,” admitted Antoine Kombouaré on Friday. Is it a curse? In any case, there is a trauma that must be broken. If we can forget all our setbacks with a big victory against Rennes, that would be perfect. »

Privates of Abline

This week, the syndrome entered the discussions, and the staff decided to organize a session on Thursday at La Beaujoire to take ownership of the place and ensure that the players feel good there. Despite the benefits of the success gleaned in Le Havre (1-0), last weekend, the maintenance has not yet been ratified. And the absence of Matthis Abline, the strong man of the moment (two goals, an assist in three matches) – under an agreement made with Rennes during his loan last summer -, will further constrain the FCN to reinvent yourself.

“We’re not going to find any excuses,” Kombouaré evaded. We finished in Le Havre with Bamba, Sissoko, Bénie Traoré and Coco in attack and we still scored. It is the spirit of cohesion and the desire to surpass ourselves that will allow us to hope to do something. »


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