France Blue: Nicolas, we left you final season with the under-19s and a season punctuated by a last within the Gambardella Cup. This 12 months, you’ll coach the membership reserve whereas taking in your duties as director of coaching?
Nicolas Seube : After Fabrice left for Olympique de Marseille, an answer needed to be discovered. We discovered it internally so I challenged myself to have the ability to tackle this working group and handle the competitors in Nationwide 2 in the course of the weekend. And Romain Leroux, my assistant final season on the U19s, might be accountable for the nationwide U19s.
France Blue: With this particularity that you’ll not have an assistant?
Nicholas Seube: So no technical assistant. However I nonetheless have Emmanuel Lepresle (bodily coach). After which Sébastien Maté (goalkeeper coach) joined us this 12 months on the reserve crew employees. That is nonetheless three individuals counting me however there is no such thing as a technical assistant as there have been in latest seasons, sure.
France Blue : This departure of Fabrice Vandeputte was a considerably sudden departure. Was the time for reflection quick to satisfy this problem?
Nicholas Seube: It occurred pretty shortly from the second Fabrice referred to as me. So, with the president, we agreed on this problem. We additionally face the monetary difficulties that the membership has skilled lately. So it was additionally the thought of with the ability to work with a couple of fewer individuals, to have the ability to put on two hats. This was already the case final 12 months, it is getting into that route. Sooner or later, possibly issues will change if the membership is best outfitted financially. However as we speak, as we communicate, that is the selection we made internally.
France Blue: Efforts had been required in relation to coaching?
Nicholas Seube: Sure fairly. Immediately, we’re touring with eight educators. Over the week, we had already anticipated the way to work and have not less than 4 educators on every working group to higher develop the boys. On the Weekend, he inevitably requested himself the query of how we had been going to do it. We subsequently discovered an answer internally that appears viable to me, that’s to say that Romain will even be with Julien Lecoq (bodily preparation) on the weekend. Mathieu (Ballon, the U17 coach) might be with Julien Savigny (U16 coach) who has additionally joined us. We might be not less than two to a few every time for all of the groups.
France Blue: The reserve performs in Nationwide 2, the very best stage the place it might probably evolve. Staying there may be all the time a feat. We now have the impression that this season, the problem might be much more difficult?
Nicholas Seube: What we achieved on the membership final season, staying with very younger gamers was already a feat. This 12 months, the workforce can also be younger, with a little bit expertise on the 2004 gamers specifically, however in any other case with little or no expertise at this stage. So if there may be upkeep once more this 12 months, with 5 – 6 extra runs, it is going to be greater than a feat.
France Blue: It must do with?
Nicolas Seube : We should make do. That is additionally not the long-term goal. The long-term goal is to have the ability to proceed to develop the participant and to have the ability to enable him to climb the ladder, progress and attain a better stage tomorrow which is able to enable him, I hope for him to have the ability to combine the skilled group. That is the target of the reserve crew. In fact, outcomes and competitors are an integral a part of coaching and you’ve got to have the ability to stand up to what they’re going to face. We made the selection to play younger in all classes to confront the boys with issue. This alternative as we speak is quite paying off by the truth that there are gamers who’ve joined the skilled group. So the rating would not matter. The thought is to have the ability to compete with groups of this stage.
France Blue: This Nationwide 2 championship is a reasonably excessive championship with Granville, Vannes and groups on the restrict of the Nationwide?
Nicolas Seube : However it’s a very powerful championship as a result of reforms of the championships. All golf equipment are able to descending or ascending. It’ll be conflict each weekend. We aren’t going to lie to one another and essentially as we speak the Nationwide 2 is a championship the place the golf equipment are structured, the place the golf equipment have the monetary means, the place the golf equipment put issues in place in order that the gamers prepare day by day. It’s not the CFA of ten or fifteen years in the past when there have been maybe fewer classes and it was maybe much less skilled. We’re getting nearer to the skilled stage and it should even be admitted, I feel that there are not less than 90 to 100% of membership gamers who’ve gone by means of a coaching heart as we speak. I consider it’s a actuality. So they’re nonetheless very excessive stage soccer gamers however they definitely lacked one thing to go to the subsequent stage. So these are very powerful championships.
France Blue: What are the primary difficulties to your younger crew? Within the bodily problem? In recreation maturity? Lack of expertise?
Nicolas Seube : It is a mixture of all that: the boy’s inexperience, the maturity in fact, the extent’s inexperience, the man-to-man stability of energy… All of those are challenges to be met and we will work all week to have the ability to develop the boy. Now, you possibly can’t ask a 17-year-old boy to mature when most gamers do at 22 or 23. Sure, we can have a bodily deficit, however I hope that the psychological aspect will take priority over that and that we will do coherent issues in any case. That we will compete can be the best of challenges. Having the ability to compete in all matches would already be excellent.
France Blue: The primary pitfall might be Vannes, this Saturday, at house?
Nicholas Seube: Final 12 months, I keep in mind discussing it with Fabrice. Vannes was already an excellent crew which didn’t, I feel, obtain the championship it hoped for. But it surely’s nonetheless a membership that also performed in D2 a short while in the past. It stays a structured membership, with means and high quality gamers. So sure, he’s already a robust opponent from the primary day.
France Blue: It is a massive problem for you and it provides complexity to your duties. You might be already director of the coaching heart, however teaching the reserve couldn’t refuse?
Nicholas Seube: What can’t be refused – and I wished it anyway after having already exchanged final 12 months with the president – is that I additionally wished to remain on the bottom.
Even when I’ve the double job, I had the desire to remain on the bottom, whatever the class with which I needed to confront myself. I did the younger individuals, I did the much less younger individuals, I had accomplished a little bit reserve with Fabrice as assistant. The senior world additionally attracted me. I wished to see what this world was manufactured from, even when it is a younger workforce. I stick with younger individuals in a senior world. However the private problem is to proceed to enhance the gamers with my technical crew. The private problem is there and a lot the higher if now we have constructive outcomes. However I would be the happiest when now we have launched gamers able to current within the skilled world. My principal goal is there.