Antoine Leautey (Amiens SC): “It’s very good for confidence”

For his reunion with Niort, Antoine Leautey obtained what he hoped for, namely a big victory with style (3-0) on Saturday evening. A welcome result for Amiens SC after the defeat in Caen and before the very first international break. What to leave with the feeling of accomplished duty. Maintenance.

Antoine, it was important to bounce back after Caen, you did it and with the way…

We started the second half very badly last week and we must not get carried away because we can see that we have a little more trouble against the big teams. We’re happy to have won tonight, it’s very good for confidence, especially before the break. To take three more points, to place well in the first five, it is interesting.

And that’s good for goal difference…

It’s clear ! Since the beginning of the season, we had never finished a match quietly. It’s fun and we hope there will be many more.

You were able to wait before making a difference…

The coach had told us that we were going to play against a team grouped in 5-4-1, that it was going to be complicated, that we should above all not get upset. At the start of the second, we almost got surprised and if we concede a goal against this team, I think it’s difficult behind. There is the intervention of Formose (Mendy) and fortunately. The coach especially reminded us to take our time. On all our home matches, we took the time, like against Annecy and Grenoble. We had to take the time, we knew we would have opportunities, especially since we created situations in the first half, even if everything was not perfect. We knew that with the qualities we have, we could do harm.

We imagine that there is a feeling of accomplishment at Amiens SC…

Yes, it’s clear, we’re not going to be choosy. Even if we had to win 1-0 in the 90th, I would have taken it. It’s very hard to play against this defensive 5-4-1, you had to take the time. We knew that from the moment we scored the first goal, there were going to be many more opportunities. We know that they are not in a very good mood, we had to take advantage of it.

You made the difference and killed the match in the space of six minutes…

From the moment there is the penalty and the red card, if we do not make a big mistake or professional fault, the match is over.

Amiens SC seems impregnable at the Unicorn…

It’s a big word, but we have to go on. I feel really good on this pitch, we have our bearings, it’s easier to play there than outside. Maybe we have more trouble outside but it’s the same for all teams. The public is really behind us, knows that we don’t do everything well but that we wet the jersey and that’s the most important.

At the first break, Amiens SC presents a very positive balance sheet…

It’s very positive but we mustn’t get too excited. We saw last week that when you go to play for a team that plays uphill, you can realize that it is difficult. We have our values, our qualities to claim but there is a gap between the big teams and us, they put us 3-1. Let’s take the points against the teams supposed to be less strong than us and we’ll see what happens next.

How will you manage the truce?

I’m going to cut, I’m tired! I only trained once this week, I almost didn’t play because I had a hamstring problem. It was hard. I feel that it’s starting to be hard, the grounds are getting a little greasy. That of La Licorne is not exceptional, there is a lot of sand because of a virus. We are in good shape but we are a little tired, it will be good to cut. We will resume Wednesday morning, we deserved it!

Interview by Adrien ROCHER

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Antoine Leautey (Amiens SC): “It’s very good for confidence”