“Camavinga has conditions to play for Real Madrid”

first_imgBy the way, he also knows Dembelé very well …I had him in the subsidiary and pushed him to go with the professionals. Then we kept in touch when he was in Dortmund. Since he is in Barcelona, ​​we have less contact, at first we talked a little but then, the conversations were diluted. You have to analyze your injuries well because you have many and know how to correct it within what fits. But he is a footballer with whom he really enjoys himself.Tempted by Henry …Photo: Max PPP ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Photo: Max PPP Do you have conditions for Madrid?Yes, it does. In the medium term I see him in a structure of the highest level with demands of the highest level. Following his progression he has the potential and all the qualities required to settle in a top club one day.Do you talk to him about whether it’s good to take that leap this summer?I always give him advice to stay one more season at Rennes because it is his training club. After a good season, that quality leap must always be confirmed and it would be easier for him to do it here. I think he has one or two stages left before making the jump for a big one. There is a difference between being able to play a high-level season at your training club and being able to play about 60 games per campaign at a giant club every three days. It already makes a big difference, but he has a couple of steps to take to establish himself in a top clubDo you think that with the coronavirus its price will drop as for other cracks?I’m not sure. They are peculiar, I think there will always be funds for those types of players. For others, the market will surely be different this summer with the coronavirus, but for young cracks, I am not convinced that it is different.Fan of Quique Setién and the Betis anthemThey beat Betis in the Europa League. What anecdote happened in the locker room?I started my last talk putting the Betis anthem because I did not want the players to be surprised at Benito Villamarín. I remember I turned the volume up and the players were speechless. The truth is that we beat them because we saw many Betis games and when I say many I fall short.Tim Clayton – Corbis & nbsp; (Corbis via Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Montpellier Vs Stade Rennes. French Ligue 1, Regular Season.Tim Clayton – Corbis (Corbis via Getty Images) What did he say to them to enjoy victory and stop being angry about losing possession?But I explained to them that winning 2-0 quickly, it was logical that Betis would have had more the ball at the beginning of the second half and that we should be glad to have finished very strong, marking the third at the end. I also told them that we had to appreciate that we had made a lot of progress in mastering the ball in a single week. I remember very much the preparation of the match. Between the first leg (3-3 in France, winning the Rennes 3-1 at half-time) and the return, we had a week to prepare and I remember that we totally failed the match in Reims (defeat 0-2 with the first goal conceded to the minute 3). Then we had three days to prepare for the match at Villamarín. I insist on the preparation because it was shocking. The players got involved with the project and game plan. We talked a lot with them to see how we could put Betis in trouble. From the beginning we were uninhibited, contrary to the second half of the first leg in which very soon we were under pressure, in great difficulty, as suffocated. In the return, we looked Betis in the eye from the beginning of the game and we never looked down, we were always at their level. And well, obviously I remember the third goal, that of M’Baye Niang, the incredible explosion of happiness of our 3,500 fans in the stands, the Villamarin suddenly shutting down, all silent, without a noise … the contrast between our 3,500 fans , all crazy, all happy in a corner of the stands and all the rest of the field completely off. That moment will stay a long time in my memory. Shortly after, at the end of the game, I remember very precisely the joy of the fans, of the club’s sponsors who were in another part of the stands, of the players … It was an impressive memory too, that joy shared with the final whistle in such a mythical stadium.Did you talk to Setien after the game?No, we did not have the opportunity. I would have liked. I think he would have a lot to say to me about football. He is someone with great experience and very precise ideas about the game. I have great admiration for Quique Setién and great respect.How do you assess what you are doing in Barcelona?It doesn’t take long, but it was noticed very soon what he wanted to install at the game level. He started some games with a defense of three, I saw him also play again with four behind, in a 4-3-3. He is someone capable of adapting to the characteristics of his players, but keeping his game principles.And how do you define yourself?I would define myself as a humanistic coach. I really like to share, talk to the players and be a very engaging coach, that’s the first point. I also consider myself pragmatic, since I have to adapt to the characteristics of the players, so I do not have a privileged game system, rather I am always looking for the best options. His father Guy is the right hand man for Deschamps in the national team, I imagine that both of them already know what the trick is to stop Mbappé …It is very difficult. Mbappé has this season more than 30 goals in all competitions. It has it all: speed, technical quality and incredible confidence. I see that he wants to win many titles. In addition, he is 21 years old and has a lot of progress ahead of him. He has all the keys to be one of the best strikers on the planet and, perhaps, a Ballon d’Or.From one crack to another, how do you discover Camavinga?He was previously in the lower Rennes. He was with the sub-16, but he played all season with the sub-17, I trained the subsidiary and saw him very often. I discovered him that season. I called him to training sessions with the subsidiary and the following season I started him. He played the entire first phase and at the beginning of December 2018 I was appointed coach of the professionals, so I took him by the stretch to training because I had very quickly identified his enormous potential.But … weren’t you afraid of throwing him so young?I didn’t see if he was 16 or 20. Talent doesn’t know how old it is and when it’s ready it has to be that way, period. We tried to prepare him to join the team and we saw signs to think that this was not rash. We knew it was going to turn out well and at the end of last season I made it debut and it’s literally exploding.Photo: Max PPP ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Photo: Max PPP How did you tactically propose the return match against Betis?The idea was to be ambitious, sticking one-on-one across the field. I started with four forwards, in a very offensive 4-2-4, with a very precise role for each striker. M’Baye Niang and Ismaïla Sarr debiank, alternating, had to go out to press the third central bético according to the side in which we started the collective pressure, and behind the two that launched this, we came very high with an individual marking of one against I join all the Betis midfielders to cut the first build pass. We wanted to short-circuit the three Betis centrals and defensive midfielders, we wanted to try to cut Betis in two to take advantage of the recovery of the ball, the position of the wing players, take advantage of those spaces to put them in danger in the transition phases and they were very high.Canales and Carvalho did not see the light that night …Carvalho had done us a lot of damage in the first leg in the midfielder-attack relationship, at least on the first pass, so we had to destroy his influence as much as possible. We define different roles regarding the first leg. For example, in the first leg Hatem Ben Arfa had no defensive duties, but Sidnei and Mandi had managed to gain a lot of ground, particularly in the second half. At Villamarín, we took another option. Our inside midfielders went out to systematically short-circuit Canales and Carvalho. Inevitably, behind them they freed spaces, but it was a risk that we assumed, we knew that at times, defensively, we were going to be four against four or five against five, but it was something decided and assumed.How did you face Setien tactically? In the first leg they have 25% possession and in the return 45% …Everything was favorable, positive. But what I really liked is that we wanted to put pressure on them and have control of the ball. In the first leg they overwhelmed us with a 25-75 possession, in the return we finished with 55-45, and we knew that we would have no chance of taking the tie without reversing that number. We actually started with the goal of 50-50 and it was so bad that I remember three players with disappointed faces, in the locker room, after celebrating the qualification with the 3,500 fans in the stands, when I told them that we had finished with 55- Four. Five. Despite the historic victory, they were disappointed and their reaction translated the desire we had to catch up with Betis in the game.center_img Julien Stéphan (France, 1980) is one of the most valued technicians in all of Europe. Son of Guy Stéphan (Deschamps’ right hand in the national team), he took the reins of Rennes in December 2018 after being promoted from the subsidiary and reached the Europa League quarters after knocking down Betis de Setién and, later, being defeated by the Arsenal. Although fate had a surprise in store for him. In April 2019, he won the French Cup at PSG after 48 years without the club winning a title. In that same month and against PSG, he made his debut for Camavinga, whom he had in the subsidiary despite being smaller and returned to win in the League. Fan of Setién, Dembelé’s mentor and passionate about Spanish football, attends AS.He is 39 but has already won the Coupe de France and has the third team. Did you imagine achieving these milestones?I started when I was 24 years old, so I have been organizing training sessions, giving talks and gaining experience for about 15 years. For a long time I worked training young people in the quarries. Then for three years he has been rather post-training because he was the coach of the Rennes subsidiary. Now I am with the professionals and I try to instill what I have learned and keep improving.Life things. You have beaten PSG twice in four games and just played there …I would say that my vocation to train came more than 20 years ago, when I played for PSG. At the same time I was in university, in a sports career, and I started to get my first coaching diplomas. I liked it and felt it was a path I could take. I was pleased to think of the sessions, to reflect on exercises, to cheer them on … We beat them in the French Cup final and in the League, although we narrowly lost the Super Cup.Photo: Max PPP ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Photo: Max PPP He was close to going to Monaco with Henry. Why did it not materialize? A month and a half before I was Rennes’ head coach, Thierry called me to join his coaching staff. It seemed like a good step in my career, so I answered his call favorably, but the conditions were not met for it to be done. Then came that opportunity at Rennes. Fate did things well.Speaking of Henry, who now trains at the Impact Montréal in Canada, let’s move on to another technician, Unai Emery. You beat him 3-1 in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Europa League last season, what impressed you about that Arsenal?We then face Arsenal in great shape, arriving in Rennes with world-class players, with a lot of experience. We were on a great streak, it gave us a lot of confidence to eliminate Betis and made us aware that we had a lot of quality in this squad, that we were capable of rolling it against stronger teams. We had a very difficult start to the game with Arsenal, he scored very fast, after five minutes, with some luck in a center. We don’t start in the best conditions. But then our fans were exceptional and fantastic, as soon as Arsenal had just scored, the ball was still in our goal and the stadium was lit to support us. Then Arsenal could get the second, but after half an hour of play, I noticed that we were coming up. We kept the ball more and one of the priorities was this because obviously we remembered the first leg against Betis in which after 25 minutes of play we had left the ball and we had suffered a lot. We didn’t want to live that movie again. So, against Arsenal in half an hour of play we began to press, attack, drown them until they led the opponent to error. Papastathopoulos was sent off and Bourigeaud scored the tying goal in the 40th minute. Then in the second half, the power struggle turned completely, they passed in a rhombus system, we opened the bands, we used the bands a lot to unbalance them, taking our time, with mastery of the ball. In the second half, they did not shoot once on goal. We keep constant pressure. We scored twice and if we review the film, I would say that the tie went away then. Beating Arsenal was historic, plus 3-1 was unexpected, the fourth goal would have changed everything. History is not remade.The ‘black beast’ of PSGHis moment of glory was the victory in the French Cup final against PSG. How do you remember it?Against PSG at the beginning the forces were very unbalanced, it was necessary to take clear options. We knew that we could not leave spaces for Neymar and Mbappé. We abandoned the ball because we had no other choice. We wanted to control as much as possible our space between our two lines of defense and midfielder. That night, Benjamin André (ex-captain, went to Lille for € 8 million) made a great match at the defensive level, it was incredible to control Neymar. Tuchel raised a 4-3-3 with Neymar who often went inside behind Benjamin André.How did you limit the depth of Mbappé?When he has spaces behind the defensive line, he is too strong to attack them. We did this well, we controlled it a lot. In addition, we supported by closing the entire interior of the field and forcing them to focus, and we defended well in our area, we controlled their centers well, our positioning was good. He changed a little when Cavani entered because he was stronger than the others, but we adjusted tactically. Then they had other players, there was Di María who used to take those spaces, we had to be very dense. But little by little and especially in the second half, we were better at using the ball, we created problems for them and we were able to keep the pressure up, hurting them with every attack.FRANCK FIFE & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-PARIS-DIJONFRANCK FIFE (AFP) They went back 0-2, was it very hard psychologically?Exact! We also need exceptional mental strength losing 0-2 at 20 minutes. It all started as a nightmare, but the 1-2 goal shortly before the break gave us a lot of strength, energy and allowed us to trust us a lot. Then the planets aligned and we were able to accomplish a real feat. PSG had five seasons without losing in the Cup, we 48 years without a title.Were you surprised to beat PSG again?We played against them again in the Super Cup, in China and their image of us had changed a lot. In Shenzhen we opened the scoring and with a team with several youngsters, we lost 1-2, being able to tie Camavinga in the 94th minute… We took advantage of that game to adjust some things and a few days later, in the league at home, we got a great game, with the ball defending , in the intensity also and we won 2-1 in a very logical way.Do you think Neymar and Mbappé are adapted to France or would they give more level in Spain?Neymar has already shown it in Spain, but in France he has exceptional statistics. This season he has played 15 league games and has 13 goals and 6 assists. Mbappé has this season more than 30 goals in all competitions. They are Ligue 1 stars and with their talent they could perform in any league. They have it all, speed, technical quality, incredible confidence …A student of football with a past in Real SociedadWith this experience in LaLiga players, do you see yourself in the Spanish championship?I don’t know if I will have a chance. It is a League that I follow enormously. Not long ago, in full confinement, I watched several games in Segunda, where I found the same game philosophy as in Primera, it is very nutritious for me. Then, what I said, I do not know if one day I will be given the opportunity to train in Spain, but in any case it is a League that I love. I did a stage with Real Sociedad during my training course and I was speechless.Is there any peculiarity in preparing a match against a Spanish rival?The main teaching of the confrontations against Betis was that it is absolutely necessary to fight for possession of the ball, otherwise they will spend you. They must get to negotiate the first passes well, get the ball well and take it at least in the middle of the field to force them to defend. Spanish teams tend to love having the ball on their feet, but perhaps they like to defend less during long periods of the game. If we abandon them too quickly they catch the ball and use it very well. The second lesson is key … you also have to be able to press them to take time from their possession game. They are in individual excellence at a technical and collective level in the position game, so you must be very good in intensity, in pressuring them to modify their plans. After leaving Betis out, I would have loved to face Sevilla in the round of 16, it is so true that I said it in the Betis post-match press conference on the return leg. I would have loved to live the experience at Sánchez Pizjuán and face the two clubs in Seville in two rounds in a row.During his training as a technician he did a stage at Real Sociedad. Did it help you in your construction as a coach?He confirmed to me that they are different methods of work compared to France, based on the game of possession and position. Everything is done with a ball, this is very enriching. But I stayed only a few days between two league games and one European Cup, there were not many training sessions in a week with three games.He did not choose the Royal Society by chance …I love Spanish soccer and it is a club that bets a lot on training, in its youth team. He wanted to know how the bridges between the quarry and the professionals were made, how they managed the young people later in the staff of the professionals, how they got more value from them and also knew that in the Royal Society there was a very strong feeling of belonging to that entity .What are your playing principles?First, I like to have generous players because it is key to using the ball well. You have to be able to run and move around a lot, so you need players with volume of play. Then I care a lot that they are technically skilled, able to get the ball from their field. But I prioritize my team being able to adapt. We would like to have mastery of the ball as often as possible. At times this is the case, but there are situations in which it is less the case and we must be able to adapt. So the principles of the game are one thing, but the most essential is the ability to adapt, to a context of game and tactics. It is what I work more than anything, the ability to adapt.Do you think that your strength is analysis?The observation of the rival is made on both sides of the field. Let’s see, of course we organized the team to limit the rival’s strengths, but we also insisted enormously during the work week to expose their failures, their weaknesses and encourage offensively, based on this. Without changing our general principles of play, but at times a position changes or we will attack one area more than another.What are your training sessions like?I like to be in all of them. I stay on the edge of the field, I watch. It may intervene, but the vast majority of control of those sessions is left to my assistants. However, the rest of the time, I take the sessions, their rhythm, the exercises, everything that is tactical, I play, I decide everything and I take it myself. I simply delegate the warm-up to the physical trainer and the assistants.He says he is very interested in talking to the players. He is known as a technician who does not know of untouchables in a locker room. Last season he ended up kicking Ben Arfa out of the group …I have an essential notion in the human management of players, that of merit. In a group of 22-26 players, there cannot be anyone on the opposite side. If we want the group to live well, we have to be fair. The notion of merit is essential and precisely to give everyone the opportunity as long as he works well, gives himself up in daily life. Obviously there are heavyweights in a locker room, but they are with the same rules, with the same performance logic. So no, for me there are no untouchables.Thomas Brégardis & nbsp; (OUEST FRANCE) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>TBR190314AThomas Brégardis (OUEST FRANCE)last_img read more