Stéphanois supporters will not forget the madness that followed the decisive goal of Robert Beric, after the last derby in October. PHILIPPE DESMAZES - AFP

It is rare to see an entire Ligue 1 team organizing an evening to greet a teammate in the process of leaving. The meal organized Thursday evening in a pizzeria in Saint-Etienne, in honor of Robert Beric, speaks volumes about the popularity of the Slovenian striker in the locker room of the Greens.


- Beijami. (@ BenJP_38) January 16, 2020

Arrived in 2015 in Forez, it is about to engage in MLS with the Chicago franchise, as confirmed by Claude Puel this Friday at a press conference. “Robert is a player and a super human man, says the ASSE coach. He was in sporting delicacy with us and I wish him the best. "

I am in pain. My Beric, an exemplary player. 😥

- Yvn. (@Yvn_Grt) January 17, 2020

"We have to adapt"

In 11 appearances this season in Ligue 1, Robert Beric has indeed scored only one goal. But not just any, since he offered the derby to the Greens in October in a cauldron in madness (1-0). On his Instagram account, striker Denis Bouanga also praised Thursday evening "the man in the derby". An episode contributing a little more to the beautiful relationship between the Stéphanois supporters and this shy and endearing player, seriously injured in the knee four years earlier during a previous summit against OL in Gerland.

#ASSE We have never seen that for the departure of a player at ASSE! The stories, posts, photos of all ASSE players for Robert Beric show that Roby was unanimous in the locker room. His joie de vivre, his availability, his love for the club will remain engraved 😍💚

- Perrin, Légende à Saint-Étienne (@ Pulase_42) January 16, 2020

"Robert is a player who is very appreciated by the group and the supporters, Yohann Cabaye confirmed this Friday to the media. Despite his short playing time, we could see that he was decisive. The most important thing is that he is happy and that everything is going well for him. These are internal choices that are specific to decision-makers, and we have to adapt. Only tenured once in L1 by Claude Puel, Robert Beric probably had to do the same when crossing the Atlantic, for a transfer estimated at 2 million euros.


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