On ARL, Lawrence Brown spoke about the defeat of the Girondins de Bordeaux against Clermont in a friendly last night (2-3).
“It was on a deep ball, and for the second time, that the Girondins were trapped in this match. I saw a good Bordeaux in the first period in particular, with clear chances, goalscoring opportunities, except that the cold realism of Clermont paid off. Two clear chances, two goals… However, I find that collectively, Bordeaux really had the ball, and forced Clermont to block. Clermont could hardly get out of his camp because Bordeaux carried out a real good pressing in the last 20-30 meters of Clermont. Bordeaux scored just before half-time through Josh Maja, and Bordeaux tied the game. It was a little unfair to be down 2-0, given the face of the game. This game was very interesting. Admittedly, Bordeaux lost, there were careless mistakes. The score is anecdotal somewhere because it’s only a preparation match, but it’s still a shame to lose. It’s not necessarily deserved. The Girondins gave a solid performance collectively, and they are learning, against a Ligue 1 team, and the realism of a Ligue 1 team. It was good opposition”.