National 3: undefeated since April 2019 at the Dunlop stadium, Montluçon receives Sporting Lyon this Saturday

Watch out for the pump at Dunlop Stadium for the Sporting Lyon (formerly La Duchère), this Saturday evening (6 p.m.). Unbeaten in his den for more than a season, the Montlucon Foot intends to continue in this direction this weekend on behalf of the fifth day of the championship of National 3.

Invincibility at home

MF’s last setback at home dates back to 13 avril 2019 against Rumilly (1-3). After that, the club chained ten successes and three draws on their land, including the Covid break. “It’s true that things are starting to settle in the minds of our opponents,” confirms coach Mickaël Bessaque. It’s up to us to maintain this positive reputation. If you win all of your home games, you will stay there… ”

The start of the season

For now, the Bourbonnais especially need to be reassured, after a start to the season mixed in terms of points (11th, 4 pts, 1 victory, 1 draw, 2 defeats) and an elimination which made task last Saturday in the Coupe de France (2-0) in Romagnat, team of D1, that is to say five divisions of gap.

In the Cup at Romagnat we lacked intensity and we did not have the right state of mind. If we do that again in the league, we won’t win a single match.

Mickaël Bessaque (Montluçon Foot coach)

Domérat last survivor of the clubs of the Montluçon basin (Allier) in the Coupe de France

A problem with the finish

So far, if Montluçon has often sinned to finish in the championship, the contents were generally quite good. “There is nothing to complain about, other than this lack of efficiency, therefore points », Agrees Mickaël Bessaque. What to do about it? “We must refrain from doubting! Do not lose enthusiasm, dynamism, the right attitude and relieve the pressure of the result. It will turn ».

The opponent: Sporting Lyon

Hoping that this will be the case tonight against the Lyonnais (3rd, 7 pts). “It’s a reserve of N1, technically gifted but perhaps a little more fragile in the collective mentality ”, analyzes Bessaque, of which the group is in full force. “We must therefore be strong together and prevent them from developing their game ».

The Montluçon group.Boudersa (left) – Salgado, Traoré, Arnaud, Foucras, Lalbertier – Pérot, Pothin, Garcia, Placide, Tinet, Lallemand – Clamont, Dossou.

Zero victory in three away games in National 3 this season for Montluçon … What is the problem?

Luc Barre
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