Angers Sco. Presented to the press, Sima and Hountondji are « not there to talk about maintenance »

The press conference presenting Cédric Hountondji and Abdallah Sima was held this Tuesday, August 2. It started at 12:30 p.m., when the players had just spent more than two hours on the lawn of La Baumette.

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Sports coordinator of Angers Sco, Laurent Boissier welcomed the presence of these two reinforcements. “Cédric is an experienced player who held the Clermont defense with great respect last season. We had a good contact and he was willing enough to join us.he said, confirming that the club had made a financial effort to bring in the Clermontois. “The opportunity made us commit ourselves financially. We didn’t take a long time to all agree, even though we knew that it wasn’t free and that we had to make an effort to have it with us. »

Hountondji: « Being a leader »

Cédric Hountondji appreciated. « For me, it’s a progression, a step forward, said the defender. The defense has moved a lot. With Souley (Doumbia), we are the only two who know Ligue 1, so my role will be to be a leader of this defence. It was already my role in Clermont. I am able to speak, but it is first on the ground that you have to be a leader. »

The native of Toulouse wanted to be determined: “I want us all to be together, to be a team, to be solid and to win matches. We are not here to talk about maintaining, it is not a good thing: first the match against Nantes, and try to win as many matches as possible. » It is also in this tone that Abdallah Sima had been a few minutes before him: “I am an optimist. I want to win matches, without thinking about maintaining. »

On loan from Brighton, the striker arrived without a purchase option. “I would have liked to include one but his club was not too happy. He is with us”slipped Laurent Boissier, recalling the good season of his new striker in the Czech Republic last year.

The player also spoke about his career: “It was a bit complicated at first to arrive in a new country, when I came to Évian. The language, the environment… I took time to adapt. I went to the Czech Republic and, there, it went well. »

Abdallah Sima spoke of Cheikh Ndoye and Famara Diedhiou, his Senegalese predecessors in the black and white jersey. “In Senegal, we follow Ligue 1 and support the teams where Senegalese play. So when I was told Angers, I didn’t hesitate at all. There were a lot of teams who wanted me but I wanted Angers, I told my agent right away. »

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