The former Algerian international, Riad Boudebouz, star of Saint-Etienne, entered into a conflict with the coach of the French club, Pascal Debraz, after the latter excluded him from the confrontation of the last round of the French League between Saint-Etienne and Nantes, Saturday, May 21, which ended in a 1-1 draw. 1-1.
After this tie, Saint-Etienne managed to escape relegation to the French second division directly; However, he will not guarantee staying in the first division “Ligue 1” except through a double playoff against Auxerre FC on May 26 and 29, after Auxerre qualified for this confrontation through play-off matches in the “Ligue 2”.
And the French newspaper “Le Brugge” said in a report, Saturday, May 21, that the coach of Saint-Etienne had decided to exclude Riad Boudebouz from the Nantes meeting as a disciplinary measure, although the Algerian player is one of the important players in the French club, noting that the origin of the dispute He returns to Beaudebouze’s “grumbles” about the team’s itinerary from Saint-Etienne to Nantes and the time of the return flight.
And the French newspaper revealed that Boudebouz had expressed his dissatisfaction with the date of the return flight of the Saint-Etienne team to the city of Nantes, adding: “The plane chartered by Saint-Etienne was unable to leave Nantes airport on Saturday night due to the closure of the airport, and it was decided to delay the flight to Sunday morning, And that was not to the liking of Riad Boudebouz.”
And the same source continued, confirming that Saint-Etienne coach, Pascal Debraz, was very strict about the “inappropriate” remark made by the former French club Montpellier star at a time when his team was struggling to stay in “Ligue 1”, and decided to exclude him from the Nantes match, telling him : “You can stay at home.”
Since last season, Boudebouz has suffered from many problems with the management of Saint-Etienne and the coaches who followed the team, led by the French coach, Claude Boyle, because of the desire of the managers to get rid of him and his large monthly salary, and the decline in his technical levels, before returning him, Pascal Debraz. , Soul in the second half of the season in the French League.
It is worth noting that Riyad Boudebouz’s contract with Saint-Etienne ends next June, knowing that he participated in 32 matches in various competitions this season, during which he scored 4 goals and provided 5 assists.
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