League Cup – Nantes, Lorient, Thinking First Championship

Nantes and Lorient are found Tuesday 16C-finals of the League Cup. But both clubs are focused on the championship and retention L1.

Nantes and Lorient have started opposing Championship, convincing to the Canaries and bumpy in Hake. But it was first thinking to maintain L1 they address both their clash in the 16th finals of the League Cup Tuesday (8:55 p.m.). Hake and just come out of the relegation zone thanks to their victory Saturday at home against Sochaux (2-1) after six games without a win with four straight losses. Even fought on their side home Lille Friday (0-1) after winning four in a row, the Canaries, a surprising 4th Ligue 1 they just found after four seasons on the lower floor, realize them, an almost unexpected early season.

Also, beyond qualification, FCN , released from his opening match in four of the last five editions of the League Cup, will try to resume its forward march home. “Trust, this can be very fragile. So we must re-reverse trend and re-establish a positive trend, “he declared Monday Der Zakarian. If Nantes coach said he would align “the most competitive team possible with the aim to qualify for,” he did not call four frames from the beginning of the season, who “needed a break” for the moving to Montpellier Sunday Championship (Djordjevic Vizcarrondo, Veretout and Gakpe).
Gourcuff forced to “turn”

Striker Ismael Bangoura, junk this summer was even included in the squad for the first time this season. Lorient coach Christian Gourcuff also revamp the team, not renewing one of the winners Sochaux, Lamine Kone . It will offer their first starts of the season Pedrinho defense, and young Azouni Lavenant and in the middle, after the establishment conducted Monday afternoon. Because if Saturday’s win at reduced pressure, the priority of Hake, twice semi-finalists in the last four editions of the event, (2009-2010 and 2011-2012), is the retention elite where they carry out their worst start since their rise in 2006.

One begins by noisy passages of arms between the president Loic Fery and Gourcuff, who said he was forced to “turn” before Friday’s game in L1 at the Paris leader. “Given the context, it could not compete Friday (without turning), especially given the time of recovery. We’ll try to use that cool (to qualify). This time I did not hesitate to turn. This allows the group to live well and it is easier to get young people in the League Cup Championship, where there is more pressure, “and said the technician.” I do not feel I swing the match, on the contrary, they are all players in Ligue 1, “said Gourcuff, whose team was imposed in mid-August Championship against Nantes (2-1). But it was the Moustoir, near which his players displayed an abysmal record of six defeats in as many trips.