Laurey: 'Breath of fresh air'
RC Strasbourg Alsace coach Thierry Laurey enjoyed Thursday's cup interlude, glad to share the game time around as his players claimed a deserved 3-0 win over Grenoble to book a first quarter-finals berth since 2002.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Coupe de France, Round of 16
Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
GF38 0 - 3 RC Strasbourg Alsace
Thierry Laurey (RC Strasbourg Alsace coach): "We were lucky enough to be very effective tonight. In the Coupe de France, the main thing is to qualify. We knew we would be in danger here and that Grenoble are a competitive side who can get forward quickly. Given the number of changes, the lads didn't link up so well early on and Grenoble posed us a lot of problems. But I don't regret rotating the squad tonight. Everyone has to feel involved. During a tough time in the league, the cup is a wonderful breath of fresh air."