By Aline Chatel
Published on 18 Oct 20 at 1:18
There is no fire in the ice, but the Hockey Club of Caen is struggling at the start of the season. His third official match ended in a third setback, Saturday, October 17, 2020. After Cholet, in the Coupe de France and in the league, it’s Chambéry who took the best out of pale Drakkars (2-5). Ahead from the sixth minute of play, the visitors led 3-0 halfway through the game. Caen tried to come back, reducing the score by Joni Lavonen and Quentin Tomasino, blue license loaned by Rouen, but was cooled down the only time he could truly believe it.
“Not at the level where we should be”
Luc Chauvel’s observation, “not worried” but “frustrated”, is relentless. “We are not able to play 60 minutes at a constant level. What is more annoying is our defensive play. This was our strength last year, but it is quite catastrophic at the start of the season. Caen appears messy, messy. “We envy it but it’s scattered. It’s too random in our defensive zone. ”
Unfortunately we are not at the level where we should be. There is no secret. Cholet and Chambéry played better than us.
Blame it on the forced break in full preparation? Luc Chauvel brushes aside the thesis with the back of his hand. “There are no excuses. A defensive system, there is no need for technical skills. You just have to be ready to work together and do what you ask. We are in a rush, not in the system. But with the team we have, we have to be really rigorous. “
“There isn’t one thing you can lean on”
Caen is looking for collective confidence and must “take things back to basics”. “Too many things are missing for the moment, admits Luc Chauvel. On is not in the rhythm. It’s up to me, to us to work to reassure ourselves, to have something on which we can rely. This is not currently the case. We don’t have a strong point on which we can really sit down. We have to manage to recreate this base and this dynamic. “It may not be against Montpellier on Saturday 24 October, since the Héraultais, who have not yet played, have been deprived of their ice rink for long weeks …