Vieira pleased with return to winning ways

3 March 2019 GMT

OGC Nice head coach Patrick Vieira was pleased with the return to winning ways after defeating Strasbourg 1-0 in Ligue 1 after facing two defeats in a row and return to contention for European positions.

Nice breakthrough came from Allan Saint-Maximin precise lofted cross into the box for Youcef Atal to guide with his boot.

Samuel Grandsir on loan from Monaco was in the headlines again after getting a red card 4 minutes and 59 seconds after coming into play against Nice with Danilo also getting his marching orders with regular time almost over. 

Patrick Vieira coach of OGC Nice after the 1-0 victory against Strasbourg: “We could have scored more. But Strasbourg was well organized. And it was difficult to create more opportunities. Then we defended well. It was our goal. He was quoted by L’Equipe.

“Tactically, we have been solid. We have a good little mastery, tactics, and technique. Now, my responsibility is to make players perform better in the last thirty meters. 

“More than staying in the race for Europe, it was important for us to return to victory. 

“The players really deserve it, after four complicated games. They have remained focused and are rewarded for these last weeks of work”.

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