Antoine Kombouaré, coach of Nantes, after the draw against Angers (0-0) on Sunday: “It’s a good draw, not a happy draw. It’s a very balanced game. On both sides, there were situations. It was a complicated match, they gave us problems, but we did what we had to, especially in the second half.
In the first half, we struggled, but we had a very good second half. We had several situations to open the scoring. But it is true that without scoring, we expose ourselves. We must congratulate the two goalkeepers, Bernardoni and Lafont, who made impressive saves, they set the bar very high.
We are happy not to concede a goal, it is good at the start of the season where we are heading into the unknown. Angers was interesting, we had to be in it. Now we are missing the efficiency. But it’s reassuring to see that we were able to be solid in our weak times. When you rely on solid foundations, you can travel. »
Gerald Baticle, Angers coach: “Obviously I’m frustrated with the result. (But) I appreciate the content. We reassured ourselves in the game, we were more solid defensively. In the game, I saw really nice moves. I’ve seen a lot of dangerous situations, a few chances, but the most important thing in football is missing: efficiency. We will work to correct this. But I think this match is a good basis for the future. I feel reassured. We had a few slumps.
There was a lot of rhythm in this meeting. I feel the level of play maintained over long sequences. We had to put a little more effort forward while remaining balanced because we felt the Nantes players were capable of hurting us with more direct play, and we were able to remain sufficiently balanced. But we did not find the fault, until the last occasion when we felt that we were very close to seeking victory but we did not obtain it. »