Yesterday afternoon the Girondins' manager gave his pre-match press conference ahead of his team's trip to Paris. Willy Sagnol looked back over the week and discussed his message to the squad, insisting that his side are ready to take a few risks at the Parc des Princes.
Jaroslav Plasil faced the media in Wendesday's press conference. The veteran midfielder discussed the draw with Caen and the frustration in the squad at the way that match played out. The Czech international bemoaned a certain loss of momentum, and hoped that the team would get themselves back on track this weekend. He hopes to see the Girondins make the most of this high-profile match to raise their game and pick up points against a major title challenger.
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After performing well and leading the visitors for much of the game, Willy Sagnol's side let an equaliser slip past them in the 77th minute. The Girondins nonetheless remain unbeaten at home, and third in the league.
Earlier in the week we sat down with Grégory Sertic, who was making the most of the international break to prepare for the next few games. Grég is very much looking forward to this weekend's home match against Caen, a tough game against opponents who have performed well on the road this year. We also discussed the Girondins' central defence, with Grég ready to step into the breach if needed.
During the weekend's international break, Thomas Touré sat down to answer a few questions for girondins.com. He discusses the Girondins' strong start, unbeaten home record, more attacking style and his own role within this tight-knit, hard-working unit.
We met with Nicolas Maurice-Belay not long after last weekend's defeat to Stade de Reims. Needless to say, the 29 year-old is very disappointed with the performance. He can't wait to get back into action against Caen, and help the Girondins make back the points they threw away in Guingamp and Reims.
As one of the club's youngest professionals, Clément Badin makes no secret of his ambitions. He wants more time on the pitch in Ligue 1, more opportunities to grow in confidence and show what he can do. To get where he wants to be, Clément approaches each and every training session with passion and commitment.
Cheick Diabaté has played a key role in the team's strong start to the season. The Mali international spoke exclusively to girondins.com about his performances so far.
Bordeaux emerged victorious from their home clash with Rennes, with Thomas Touré an outstanding performer in a hard-fought match. The young forward set up Wahbi Khazri for the Girondins' first goal, before snatching a winner in injury time.
The Girondins de Bordeaux are delighted to announce the arrival of Patrick Guillou. Patrick joins the club as assistant coach, under contract until June 2017. A former professional footballer and Bundesliga specialist for Canal+, Guillou is a strong addition to Willy Sagnol's coaching team. Welcome to Bordeaux Patrick!
Celebrating the club's final season at Stade Chaban-Delmas, at every home match the Girondins de Bordeaux are turning the spotlight on a club legend. After Papin, Laslandes and Huard, this weekend sees Ulrich Ramé return to the pitch where he built his illustrious reputation and earned his place in Bordeaux's footballing lore.