On the heels of their first victory of the season against Annecy (1-0) experienced as a relief a week after the heavy defeat (3-0) in Metz at the opening of the championship, the Amiens travel to Sochaux with a little lighter if not still convincing in the game.
Gélin: « Let’s get loose! »
« To have managed to pass the test of the first home game successfully without taking a goal while there was waiting at the Unicorn is positive » assures midfielder Jérémy Gélin (ex-Rennes). « This should allow us to free ourselves and be a little more consistent in the game. Afterwards, it will inevitably do, we have a lot of hard-working players, young people who are a little carefree, experienced players too, we’re going to press all that. You have to be patient, let the mayonnaise take and let go!«
Hinschberger: « We’re going to get pushed around »
The people of Amiens are in any case expecting a difficult match against Sochaux already having to react after a draw (0-0) against Paris FC and a defeat (1-0) in Grenoble. « It’s a team with ambitions with a new coach and a Sissokho-Kalulu attacking duo that doesn’t have much of an equivalent in Ligue 2.“says Amiens coach Philippe Hinschberger.They didn’t have a good start to the season but I expect a reaction from Sochaux, they will want to press us hard, especially after seeing our difficulties in the first twenty minutes in Metz and in the first half against Annecy. So I’m expecting a game where we’re definitely going to be bumped into again from the start, we have to be ready!«
Only two wins in twenty trips
If the Bonal stadium has been quite successful at the ASC in recent seasons (2-1 victory in 2020/21, 1-1 draw last season), the Amiens will still have to toughen up the tone outside this season. For a year, the team coached by Philippe Hinschberger has had only two successes in twenty trips to Ligue 2.
Sochaux – ASC on France Bleu Picardie
The Sochaux-Amiens SC match is live in full on France Bleu Picardie this Saturday, August 13 with Mathieu Dubrulle and Florent Vautier. Kick-off 7 p.m., pre-match from 6:45 p.m.