“It’s nice to see the enthusiasm that is rising around the club and in your stadium”


Before the trip from TFC to Guingamp on Saturday (3 p.m., beIN Sports 2), the writing of the site LesViolets.Com questioned EAG-Teammedia for Guingamp supporters.

The EAG is currently 7th and has had a rather successful season. Do you think there was space to go for the top 5?
We are clearly in our place. The main idea of ​​this season was to rebuild by starting on a new – and finally a real – sporting project! We never claimed to be in the top 5 this season. In recent weeks, we feel that the ideas that Dumont wants to put in place are emerging. It would be good to finish the season as close as possible to the top 5 in order to be able to claim it from next season.

After your two consecutive victories against Nancy and Nîmes, the maintenance is acquired. What is the objective of this end of the season?
As I said, the objective is to continue the good dynamic of the moment. Preparing for the next season must be the leitmotif. For example, Guingamp has regained defensive solidity, is starting to show interesting phases of play, it would be cool to continue this rise in power. It has also become difficult to win at Roudourou (undefeated for 8 home games), it is a strength that we must keep.

L’En Avant seems to be making a big com’ on the “shock” of Saturday. Do you feel a big expectation around this match?
The club communicates a lot about this match. It’s logical, we receive the leader, the schedule is nice to attract people to the stadium, the two teams will surely offer some play. Afterwards, the club’s official communication sells the event a little too much. I’m not sure there is really a huge enthusiasm around the game. But people at the stadium and in front of their television will surely have a good time, like the first leg.

Guingamp has a good record against the top 5. Does this kind of match suit you better?
We are a team that likes to play. We had a lot of difficulties at the start of the season against low blocks, poorly ranked teams, with also some difficulties in punishing the opponent in the highlights. I think we like to face playful teams. Afterwards, against the big guys, there may also be an extra soul in the players, whether it’s linked to the challenge or to showing up. As journalist Louis Le Bars pointed out this week on Twitter, Guingamp took 13 out of 27 points against the top 5 this season. No team has done better!

What do you think of the TFC season?
I’m not surprised to see you in this place. Your project makes sense and it is deserved in relation to the efforts made for almost two years. Last season’s sporting failure was quickly forgotten and digested. You are in your place and you deserve it. You produce a nice game with young people and somewhat exotic players for Ligue 2, it’s nice to see! It’s also nice to see the enthusiasm around the club and in your stadium. I watched your match last Saturday, it was nice to see the Stadium full and behind the purples.

Any predictions for Saturday’s game? And for the final classification of the two clubs?
I think we will see an open and disputed match like the first leg. I want us to keep our invincibility at home so I’m betting on a 3-2 for Guingamp! In terms of the ranking, I’m going to stay quite close to my prediction from last October: Toulouse 1st and Guingamp 7th.


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