We struggled right from the start of the match. We did not win the duels so we did not play. Once again we fell behind and had to chase the game. Succeeding in equalizing is good against a very good Brest side.
We're a little disappointed but it's good to come from behind. We did not start the game well. We did not win duels, we have not put our feet on the ball. At half time the coach told us what to do to get back into the encounter and it worked.
We struggled to get into the game. It was not easy. It was my first game in the starting line-up. I was surprised by the efforts required. The staff and I know I can do better. At 10 against 11 we will say that the draw is not bad a result.
I took a knock but nothing serious. It is never easy to play here. Brest started the match well and quickly opened the scoring. Each team had its half. We had a fairly young team. The youngsters are learning and gave the best they could. We now head to Kazan. We will try to recover well because it is a difficult trip ahead of us.
We were missing two things in the first half, aggressiveness, because we lost too many duels and we also lacked simplicity. We carried the ball too much. The objective of the evening was to keep some freshness for Wednesday's game and we didn’t manage to do that. We are still happy to have equalized. It was difficult for the youngsters Koné and Belfodil. I was hoping maybe a little more of them but I am satisfied with the attitude they had.