Three days after the sanctions pronounced by the disciplinary commission following the incidents against OM, the Niçois were frankly manhandled in Nantes on Sunday afternoon (5 p.m.). But, in the end, they retain their invincibility, manage to win (2-0) and leave once again with three points on the clock. Enough to move up the standings (with one game less) and already place himself as one of the main contenders for the podium this season.
“If I had been told at the break that the team was going to win, I would not have believed it, smiles Christophe Galtier, the coach of OGC Nice. We missed a lot of things, we suffered a big storm. We had success. And our collective efforts have been rewarded with two fine goals. Will it be a founding match? I do not know. But the team made a very good start to the championship. “
Dante evokes an “injustice”
If the attackers have taken care of their statistics this Sunday (a goal from Dolberg, a goal from Gouiri, an assist from newcomer Delort), it is also the defenders who have been shining for more than a month in Nice. Not the slightest pawn cashed in five matches. A first for the club. “As a defender that makes me proud, of course,” said Brazilian Dante. But I have already said that to succeed a clean sheet it depends on the whole team. All the players have worked hard. It will give us confidence. “
According to Christophe Galtier, the Riviera workforce would not be particularly affected by the sports sanctions pronounced in the middle of the week. “I did not feel the group affected, explains the former Lille coach. He was rather focused. Carrying it away tonight, being roughed up, keeps us going. “Captain Dante all the same evokes an” injustice “. “We must not lower our heads, work hard,” he comments. Now we will try to get the maximum. “