Leonardo Jardim : "We're keeping calm"
Leonardo Jardim's press conference after the derby win on the 7th matchday of Ligue 1 Conforama.
Unfortunately the season does not start tonight. The team played a big match with a lot of solidarity, playing a 90 full minutes, I think we controlled the game. I'm happy for the players.
It's important, it's our first win. We know our values, we are a working football team. We're keeping calm and we will continue to work.
Gil Dias played very well against Reims, Gelson also against Strasbourg. It's important to keep everyone in the squad onside, so that everyone is motivated. We do not have a large squad but one with many qualities.
I think we already in better physical condition than against OM. At 1-1 the team responded very well.
Golovin was coming from a different league. He is progressing little by little and it's important for the club. Badiashile, also; I wanted to congratulate him for his performance.
When Slimani came, many had criticized him but he is a team player who works hard. He always gives his best and he scores goals.
I think we have a lot of quality players in midfield like Tiemoué, Fabregas, Golovin and Adrien. We must take care of these players. I rely on them a lot.
Winning is always motivating, that's how football is. In pre-season when you win it does not earn you points. We are in control of the matches more and more. The players are progressing, Saturday must continue in this direction.