The coach of AS Saint-Etienne spoke about the draw of the group stages of the Europa League made this Friday in Monaco.
While teams such as Arsenal, Manchester United and Sevilla have been avoided, the Greens have inherited a relatively homogeneous group and will have all their chances to qualify for the finals of the competition. Indeed, the ASSE, which was placed in hat 3, is in group I, alongside the Germans from Wolfsburg, the Belgians from Ghent and the Ukrainians FC Oleksendria.
"We built a group for this competition"
A few hours after the draw, Ghislain Printant, former assistant to Jean-Louis Gasset who became head coach this summer, spoke on the subject. The technician sees this competition as a real opportunity for the club to compete against new European formations.
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"We were eagerly waiting for this draw, this morning everyone made their little predictions, and now it's up to us to behave in a fairly open group with two opponents, Wolfsburg and La Gantoise, who have a lot of experience. However, against FC Oleksandria, we will go into the unknown and this draw gives us the opportunity to play against a Bundesliga team, Wolfsburg, who qualified for a Cup. of Europe in a high championship Our supporters will be pleased to see Josuha Guilavogui again at Geoffroy-Guichard "responded AS Saint-Etienne coach in a video posted by the club on its various social channels.
To compete against his opponents, the Forez club appears however armed, thanks to a significant recruitment this summer. "We have built a group for this competition, it's up to us to make every effort to be able to exist and to make a beautiful course, already in front of our public but also outside so as to be ready to go to seek an qualification with the adversary. "added Ghislain Printant.