“Happy for the young people”, “we could have had a much better season”: the reaction of Michel Der Zakarian after the MHSC draw in Lens

“Happy for the young people”, “we could have had a much better season”: the reaction of Michel Der Zakarian after the MHSC draw in Lens
“Happy for the young people”, “we could have had a much better season”: the reaction of Michel Der Zakarian after the MHSC draw in Lens

The Montpellier coach was balancing between the satisfaction of a successful last match with a draw snatched from Lens (2-2), Sunday May 19, but also the regrets of a complicated season.

“Even in the first half, even if we conceded two goals, we built well but we lacked aggression in front of goal. We lacked the conviction to put them in danger. What I told them at the break But we were able to come back and I’m happy, it’s two young people who score.

Lens had some situations but “Dimi” (Bertaud) made some great saves. At times they were clumsy. You have to be efficient. It allowed us to come back.

Our goal was to come back and put doubt in the minds of the Lensois. But they had situations in the first half as well as in the second.

The season ? Of course we have regrets regarding the squad in particular. Even if Clermont stopped us in our tracks, we would have been 6th at that time, mentally we gave up at times, we could have had a much better season.

Maamma? He made a clean copy, he is able to give good balls, to do good things. He didn’t have a better match than last week (when he came on against Monaco, Editor’s note), but he did some good things.

They say that I don’t make young people play. But Wahi I launched it, as I launched many in Nantes, Montpellier or Clermont. When they are good, we put them on the field.

Jullien’s exit? We’ll see the exams but I hope it’s nothing serious. It would be a shame if it’s a serious injury. We’ll see. Fayad felt a tip on the free kick.”

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