April 14, 2024

When Still tangles with Letexier

Decidedly at the heart of the debate in recent days, after the episode of his real-fake departure for Sunderland, Will Still, the coach of Reims, is above all facing his first sporting crisis since occupying the Champenois bench. In a clear loss of momentum these days, Reims lost 2-0 at Bollaert on Saturday evening as part of the 16th day of L1. And the player concerned appeared …

Decidedly at the heart of the debate in recent days, after the episode of his real-fake departure for Sunderland, Will Still, the coach of Reims, is above all facing his first sporting crisis since occupying the Champenois bench. In a clear loss of momentum these days, Reims lost 2-0 at Bollaert on Saturday evening as part of the 16th day of L1. And the player concerned appeared annoyed afterwards.

Was that my last away match in Ligue 1? That’s what the referee told me at the end of the match. I thought it was funnyappropriate. It’s uninteresting…

A misinterpretation

When asked about the matter by L’Equipe, François Letexier explained his position, denying any intention of being out of line and claiming a misinterpretation: I simply said to him at the end of the match: ‘Well, good luck in England then’. It was meant to be light-hearted, with a smile and no ill intent. I’m sure he misinterpreted it as frustration, but that’s not the point. Nevertheless, the scene clearly betrays the current nervousness of the Reims strategist, who has seen his team lose four of the last five league matches.