Definitely, this Berri team is very surprising. With such a budget (7.5 M€), and a workforce to make more than one rival pale, the last defeat at Bastia-Borgo was not at all digested in the Berry camp. It is for this reason that a strong reaction is expected for this first return match against Avranches, the ninth, on the lawn of the Gaston-Petit stadium this Friday evening (01/14). Mathematically this is not the last chance game, if the Berri were to bow a second time in a row, accession to league 2 is not yet out of reach on paper.
« There was a feeling of shame after our defeat at Bastia-Borgo » Mathieu Chabert coach of La Berri
There are still matches to be played, sixteen in total after that of Avranches but for a candidate for accession it would be more than messy. What is to be questioned on the last match in Corsica is the state of mind and especially this glaring lack of character: » I hope this will serve as a lesson to us. Since I became a coach I have never experienced this. There was a feeling of shame. Players are notified. In such situations, it is not necessary to speak, but to become aware of things and above all to act. Today we are at the stage of saying things and I hope that against Avranches we will act.
It is not possible to always be in the reaction. But I am convinced that this defeat at Bastia-Borgo was just an accident. For me victory is imperative against Avranches so it’s a first turning point in our championship. When you are in a hunting position like us and the game starts to move away; well you have to run! And try to catch up. And for that, of course, you have to win matches.. »
Goalkeeper Paul Delecroix and new recruit Mehdi Beneddine are in the squad
Note, for the reception of the Normans of Avranches, the return in goal as the holder of goalkeeper Paul Delecroix. As for the new recruit Mehdi Beneddine, he is finally qualified. With or without the manner, the Berri must beat Avranches to start again on a positive cycle. With ten points behind the leader Concarneau, eight on the second Annecy and six on the third Villefranche-Beaujolais, Châteauroux has practically toasted all these jokers. She must change her state of mind and take care of her start to the match to hope for better days.
1 DELECROIX, 2 VARGAS, 3 MBONÉ, 4 OUANEH, 7 FED, 8 MEXICO, 9 FAUCET, 10 SUNU, 12 FOFANA 13 MBENGUE, 18 N’GOMA, 22 THIO, 24 FORTUNE, 26 RED, 30 PLUMAIN, 36 BASQUE, 39 BENEDDINE