This Thursday evening, AS Saint-Etienne traveled to the lawn of AJ Auxerre for the first leg of the Ligue 1 play-off final. The Greens had the opportunity to take a precious advantage for the maintenance against a team Auxerroise who showed great things during the other play-off matches. In this balanced meeting, the two teams did not decide between themselves (1-1) and everything therefore remains to be done this Sunday during the return to Geoffroy Guichard.
But after the meeting, the Saint-Etienne coach Pascal Dupraz had a rant to denounce the reception conditions in Auxerre this Thursday. And he didn’t mince his words. “Why did I leave the locker room at the break? From the moment the air conditioning doesn’t work in the locker room, it’s 35 or 40 degrees… Has Guy Roux been there? I do not know. From then on, we make sure that there are as few people as possible in the dressing room so that the players can breathe once I have given the changes I wanted to make. I came out. The visitors’ locker room is very small and the air conditioning… We knew about the stinginess of Mr. Guy Roux, he must have been emulated. They only turned on the air conditioning when warming up the players. I was cool but I was the only one present. It was then quickly extinguished. Guy Roux? I could give him the address of a refrigeration mechanic…”he launched before complaining about the arbitration. “I’m not crying, but there was a fault on the equalizer, Charbonnier’s foot in the air which puts a big sole on Boudebouz. But I’m not looking for an excuse.”