Jean-Marc Furlan (Auxerre) after the first leg against Saint-Étienne: “A slight hope”

Jean-Marc Furlan (Auxerre coach after the draw against Saint-Etienne 1-1): “It’s not a great result because we will have to play at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium and it will be difficult. The players struggled to adapt to a Ligue 1 rhythm. After twenty minutes, it settled down and then, in the second half, much more significantly. I regret not having materialized the three or four chances that we had. It was only in the first quarter of an hour that we didn’t have possession. I am satisfied with the reaction of the players. For several matches, we have struggled to score. The players are satisfied not to have lost at home and to have returned to the mark. This leaves us with some hope. »

Gaëtan Perrin (Auxerre striker): “It’s a mixed feeling but we’re very happy because we trailed the whole game and we equalized at the end of this game. In the second half, we had the weapons to score a second or even a third goal, without succeeding. We showed the opponent that they could fear us and that the return match was going to be complicated for them. We felt feverishness in them, that we had situations. I think everyone saw that we could compete with this team from Saint-Étienne and they feel it too. It will be a good return match. We have to play with our qualities, without shaking or procrastinating like in the first twenty minutes. »

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