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Maxwel Cornet: "We must avoid defeat"

Published on 15 January 2021 at 1:00 PM
Maxwel Cornet : « On doit refuser la défaite »
Maxwel Cornet gave the customary pre-match press conference a few days before the match against Metz on Matchday 19 of Ligue 1 Uber Eats. The entire conference can be found on OLTV and OLPlay.

Playing as the leader

"It's always nice to be at the top of the table, you just don't fall into winning matches one after the other and performing well. When we are not in first we want to be and when we are there we want to remain so, it is up to us to give ourselves the means to continue doing what we are doing at the moment. We're all pulling in the same direction, we want to go and get back what we lost last season, if we can go even higher we will not try to avoid it. We must avoid defeat."


The comeback against Rennes

"It shows our character, and is a reminder that it will take a lot to stay top, we will have some matches that are more difficult matches than others, it is up to us to remain mentally strong as we did in Rennes or against Saint-Etienne, it is not luck but the fruit of the work we do on a daily basis. We were surprised by Rennes at the start of the game, we changed things at halftime and we knew we could come back. We must remember these occasions."


The chasing pack

"We know that we are being challenged by big teams, when we are in trouble we must rely on every player because we do not want our good run to stop, to lose the lead in the standings -- all these elements allow us to come back. It shows the spirit of the group. From the medical staff to the coach, we are all focused in the locker room, we are all motivated."


The unbeaten run

"It's a matter of personal satisfaction, we want to continue this series. We go out on the pitch hoping not to lose and I know we have the players to make the difference at all times."


Islam Slimani

"We've seen very little of him so far, we'll get to know him more. He's smiles a lot -- he's a nice guy, and I think he's going to do us good in the next few matches. When you make a move in the middle of the season you know that the coach needs you, so your integration into the team happens faster and easier -- we'll make him feel comfortable."


The match against Metz

“We are 100% focused on Metz, we must not take this team lightly, it is up to us to put things together to make the match easy and go with confidence in Saint-Etienne. They have players who can make the difference at any time, who are challenging to play against."