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Christophe Pélissier (Lorient): “It’s already a feat to be in the race to maintain”


INTERVIEW – Penultimate in Ligue 1 with only twelve points at the break, Lorient had a superb second part of the season and now has a head start on the play-off place. Christophe Pélissier, the Merlus technician, measures the progress made.

Wednesday at lunchtime. Christophe Pélissier, on the other end of the line, answers the Figaro in a slow and calm tone. The Lorient coach does not seem distraught by the situation of his club, drastically beaten four days earlier in Lyon (1-4). It must be said that if they play well the maintenance and have only one point ahead of the Nantes barrage, the Hakes seem to be the best dunces at the end of the season, displaying an attractive content on the lawn. What stick to the first of the class on the return phase since they are fifth in number of points (26), behind the four big heads of the season (Lille, PSG, Monaco, Lyon). Interview before the verdict.

LE FIGARO. – After the heavy 4-1 defeat in Lyon last Saturday, how did your group react?

Christophe PELISSIER .- The players are receptive as they have been for many weeks. We have known since January that we will have to fight until the last minute of the last day to save ourselves. With 12

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