Vladimir Petkovic (Bordeaux): 'A certain fear'

And with his defeat by Lens continuing on Sunday (2-3), despite a good second-half reaction, Girondins slipped to last place in Ligue 1 ahead of his trip to Saint-Etienne on Saturday (9pm). A poor start can be explained by a busy season with owner and coach changes, as well as late hiring. For Vladimir Petkovic, it is also a fruit Lots of individual errors. “We need more rigor, more responsibility and certainly more mutual help to avoid mistakes from each other.”, the Bordeaux coach estimated, this Thursday at a press conference.

The technician also wants to see his players progress mentally. “Sometimes I can detect a certain fear, certain doubts, captured. You have to avoid that kind of feeling and feel more free, like in the second half of the last game. We don’t do enough to win, we go into the field without wanting to do more to get the three points. “

This fear of winning was not felt by Yassin Adly. “But I understand what it means when we see our start to the matchBordeaux Society explained. We are a little hesitant, frantic. We wait for our opponent to score a goal or even two to respond. We may tell ourselves at some point that we are afraid of making a mistake, we should change that quickly. ”

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“The group is very confident and adopts the right attitude every day in training.”

Yassine Adly, Bordeaux midfielder

However, despite the disappointing results, the Girondins have moved on in recent weeks, according to them. Everyone is aware of the situation and what happened this summer. It wasn’t easy for everyone but we understood this period, we can look forward calmly, Adly reassured. The group is very confident and adopts the right attitude every day in training to ensure that they progress towards better results. “

Positive and optimistic speech shared by Petkovic: “We are starting to see the features of a real team. So you need positivity to be able to connect the group, to be the foundation. It takes more communication, getting to know your teammates better to know what the person next to you is thinking. Spending time together is part of our job. The results will improve all this work. If I’m not confident, it means I am misplaced.”


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