Valentine Rongier blames red card for Nantes loss
Sofiane Alakouch struck after the hour as Nimes ended two-game losing run against Nantes in Ligue 1 with a slim 1-0 win over the ten men for the Canaries after Kalifa Coulibaly was sent off for elbowing.
Speaking after the game Valentin Rongier lay the blame on the sending off
It’s a defeat, we take zero points. We knew at half-time that we should score a goal to hope for something else. The expulsion of Kalifa Coulibaly is the turning point of the match.
“At 11 against 11, we would have won this game, we had the control of the game, the game in hand. After, we can not say that Nantes was unhappy.
“We said that we did not have success in Rennes. We can say tonight the same thing against Nîmes, but we had opportunities. In the end, it’s a defeat. In the locker room, Valid (Halhilodzic) did not speak. We had come to win.
We are losing because of the lack of goals, but not in terms of play. We were successful, we just ran out of success. Whether in Rennes or tonight against Nîmes, everything is not to throw in the content that we managed to show on our last two games. Far from there.
on the expulsion of Kalifa Coulibaly?
I will not criticize arbitration. The referee just ruled that Kalifa’s elbow was a voluntary elbow, that’s not my opinion. “