Bordeaux against Bordeaux. This is the poster in a nutshell of the 7th round match of the Coupe de France
scheduled for October 29 at the Stade Sainte-Germaine du Bouscat, since the Girondins de Bordeaux face Stade Bordelais at 8 p.m.. « It’s going to be a special match », but « It’s up to us to play as we know how to do »emphasizes Jonathan Abonckelet.
Trained at the Girondins de Bordeaux
the central defender is « very happy to find some with whom I played, like Tom Lacoux ». But he and the rest of the team want first of all get the win this Saturday. “We will do everything to make them doubt as long as possible, even if it is a team that is very confident”explains Stade Bordelais midfielder and captain Patrick Tchoutang. « I think it’s a match during which we will raise our level. And it’s up to us to try to grab the victory! »
A spotlight for the club
Such a sporting challenge in the Coupe de France, the Stadistes hadn’t known for a long timeadds central defender Thomas Rios: « We haven’t had much opportunity in recent years to have a big draw, so it’s really a pleasure to rub shoulders with the first in Ligue 2 ». As for the Girondin derby, « it’s a plus, which will bring people back » at Bouscat.
The Stade Bordelais coach, Nicolas Piresse, is precisely « curious to see the stadium » 5,600 places « full, because I’ve never seen it ». Hosting this Coupe de France match is « interesting for the region, for the club, which has just moved up to National 2 and which needs to make itself known. We want to stabilize it », he adds. Especially « that we don’t always have the chance to play against a very superior team, which is also the flagship club in the region. » The coach therefore believes that “it will bring us to light”even if he « we will have to do interesting things on the pitch so as not to be ridiculous. But the Coupe de France is made for experiencing things like that, so it’s positive »concludes Nicolas Piresse.