In speaking to Nice-Matin, OGC Nice striker Andy Delort discussed the arrival of Lucien Favre and the oddities of the Swiss manager’s coaching style, saying: “It’s not the same approach. He likes to play, a style unlike Galtier’s. I really like it, we’re really enjoying the sessions.”
Have you ever noticed any peculiarities in Favre’s management?
“On the first day back, he came to talk to me and asked ‘How do you feel?’ I answered on behalf of the group, saying we’re all eager to resume training, but he said: ‘I’m talking about you, Monsieur Delort!’ I didn’t know he addressed his players so formally, I didn’t understand anything! It was surprising but he reeks of football. He loves it. I asked him about a training exercise I’d never seen before. He explained to me all the details of the exercise, how it can help in a match. Everything seemed simple, and I said to myself: “Of course, I’m stupid then!”
Can the Delort style work with the Favre style?
“I’ve been here for a year, you know me – I have grinta, I score goals, I’m engaging – it’ll be fine.”
He’s told you?
“I think he’ll count on me, yes.”