• The Canaries pulled off a very good draw (1-1) against the Girondins during the 10th day of Ligue 1.

  • They confirm their renewal (a defeat in the last five games) and are finally only two points from the podium.

  • With a newfound state of mind and a more mature team, Nantes can hope for much better than maintenance this season. 

At Matmut Atlantique,

So of course everything is far from perfect!

The boat is still pitching a lot sometimes.

Captain Pallois is often obliged to put it out of the water, sometimes irregularly, but it no longer sinks!

And just for that, the Canaries must be satisfied.

This Sunday in a packed Atlantic Matmut on the occasion of the 140 years of the Girondins, they did not give up.

Even when the stadium exploded after Bordeaux striker Hwang opened the scoring.

Pedro Chivirella's teammates kept their heads high and the Spanish midfielder ended up rewarding them for pulling a logical draw on Bordeaux soil (1-1) during this 10th day of Ligue 1.

But as you know, the appetite comes with eating and that of Antoine Kombouaré is particularly great:

“I am disappointed with the score.

For me, it's two points lost today.

It seems unlikely to me to take a counter on the outside.

And we had a lot of situations after a complicated start.


Not false.

If his players suffered in possession (60/40), they framed seven shots against only one for the Girondins.

And each team has hit the bar.

In the end, it doesn't matter.

It is not necessarily the result that should be retained on the side of the coach of the Canaries but the content.

More precisely, the attitude and state of mind of his group.

📈 No winner in the Atlantic derby, the stats of this #FCGBFCN 📊!


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"A team that is more mature today and above all that wants more"

In Bordeaux, the Nantes residents have confirmed their revival.

Only one defeat in the last five games, for three wins and one draw.

All this for a place in the first part of the painting.

With a good goalkeeper (Lafont), two central defenders (Girotto and Pallois) who catch up with a lot of shots and fiery wingers (Kolo Muani, Bukari, Simon…), the Canaries have a nice little potential.

“It's true that it feels good to be higher up in the standings, admits defender Sébastien Corchia, it's sure that with the very complicated season of last season, we try not to do the same. errors.

After the season is long and there we have a match against Clermont which will be super important.


This #FCNantes is still pretty cool to watch play ... #FCGBFCN

- David Phelippeau (@dphelippeau) October 17, 2021

The sinistrosis of the last few months recedes over time.

The heads are a little better.

Antoine Kombouaré may have something:

“I asked the players to show personality, character and they did.

This is what I love, this is what I want to see from my team.

We must show revolt.

In Reims, we had sunk, there no!


So why not look higher… In the standings, the Nantes residents are quite simply two points off the podium after ten days.

Who would've believed that ?

Kanak feels that he has on hand “a team that is more mature today and above all that wants more”.

“It makes me want to be even more demanding with the players, he says.

I want to have ambitious players!

It had been a long time since we had heard this speech in Nantes.


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