In the absence of Reims’ first-team manager Óscar García, assistant manager Will Still took over the managerial duties for their encounter against Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday.
The herculean task in front of Still’s team narrowed its difficulty level in the 41st minute of the match when Sergio Ramos was given marching orders by the match referee for dissent.
Despite showing loads of promise and taking 13 more shots than PSG, the hosts could not break the deadlock. Nevertheless, Still was found satisfied with their 0-0 draw against the defending Ligue 1 champions as he was quoted as saying (via L’Équipe):
“We started the match with the desire to be positive, to go forward, to embarrass Paris-Saint-Germain as high up the pitch as possible. I think that the intensity we put in and the control we had over this Paris team was very interesting. Any point against Paris is respected. OK, they were down to 10 men for a long period, but they are a team that can make individual differences.”
GFFN | Jyotirmoy Halder