Will the men of Massimiliano Allegri resist the madness that the Beaujoire public intends to make them live this Thursday (6:45 p.m.)? The experienced coach of Juventus in any case necessarily had to appreciate the meaning of Antoine Kombouaré’s formula, during his press conference, on the eve of the round of 16 second leg of the Europa League. Authors of an incredible draw (1-1) last week in Turin, Nantes approach this European shock with a crazy dream: to eliminate the absolute reference of Italian football.
“It’s above all a great match for Juve, not for us,” said Antoine Kombouaré. The Turinese, if they lose against us they are ridiculous. We, if we lose, we will still play our maintenance in Ligue 1 and our quarter-final of the Coupe de France next week. “A humorous way to try to take the pressure off his heroic players at Juventus Stadium.
Kombouaré bedroom Deschamps, expected at Beaujoire
“We know that it will be very very complicated, that they are arch-favorites, added Antoine Kombouaré. We gave ourselves the right to dream, and now the hardest part remains to be done. The former PSG coach now estimates his team’s chances of qualifying at “two out of ten”. “It’s an important match for the club, for the fans, for the city but I see quiet players, we are ready, he assured. I’m not saying we’re going to do it, but we know we can. The beauty of football is that anything is possible. And all the more so as Turin’s best attacking asset, Federico Chiesa, is not in Juve’s squad this Thursday due to muscle fatigue.
definitely we fire Wednesday facing the microphone, Antoine Kombouaré also commented on the presence, this Thursday in the stands of the Beaujoire, of Didier Deschamps: “Didier, he comes as coach of the France team, former Nantes or Juve? Because tomorrow, it has to be for us. Its very important. Sign of the expectation in the city, the public transport manager announced that the tram serving the stadium would operate normally, despite a strike. And the craze goes beyond: some 160 journalists have been accredited, more than double what the very large posters usually attract at La Beaujoire. We just have to wait for Nicolas Pallois’ furious whim in added time to see all of Nantes go up in flames like never before.