Romain Pitau is in good spirits after a rocky start to life as a Ligue 1 manager with Montpellier. The French coach was appointed as head coach after Olivier Dall’Oglio racked up seven defeats in the league.
The Ligue 1 veteran spoke about the feeling around the team stating, “There is something better, it is undeniable, in the state of mind. What matters to me is to find the investment and the regularity that we had during these four weeks of preparation and in the friendly matches.”
The Occitan club may have had a bad start, but they have a formidable roster and before the train went off the track they showed signs of being a top-ten Ligue 1 team this season. The re-start against Lorient will be a good measuring stick to see if the break was as helpful as the coach believed it to be.
He continued to say, “We are starting on a new era, on a new dynamic. It’s up to us to be as efficient and as ready as possible from the outset to garner maximum confidence.”
Montpellier and coach Pitau both need each other for success. The club now sits well outside of a top 5 finish. However, there is always something to play for including the Coupe de France and a strong finish to the second half of the season.
GFFN | Tony DesRois