The coach told Midi Libre: “I know what I said to the player. I know what he did. I know where I am, I know what I did. I can look at myself in the mirror, no problem.
"I had never experienced a problem like that, I had never hung out with a player like that... I'm a guy who thinks things over. When you are a coach, you ask yourself questions. We constantly ask ourselves questions, we question ourselves to improve the next day.
"We cannot take all this lightly. This definitely marks you.
“I appreciated the attitude of Laurent (Nicollin, the president) who followed me. The whole club was with me."