Despite the victory in Brest (4-2) this Saturday during the last day of Ligue 1, Bordeaux was officially relegated to Ligue 2. In an official press release, the owner of the Girondins Gérard Lopez delivered his first reaction after this season totally missed for the Aquitaine club.
“It’s a failure. Collective and personal. As President of the Girondins de Bordeaux, I fully assume my share of responsibility. Like all of you, I am very affected by this relegation which will force us to think about the future differently. On this very sad day, I have a huge thought for our supporters, Club employees, our partners and all Navy and White lovers. During this 2021-2022 season, we have not been up to the task. “It’s a fact. Why? How? The reasons are many. As soon as I took office last July, I had nevertheless insisted on the fact that this takeover of the Club was a rescue. Nevertheless, the mission turned out to be more complicated than expected with a heavy legacy to bear. In the coming weeks, the objective will now be to draw up a detailed assessment of everyone’s responsibilities. Because in order to rebuild oneself, it is crucial to analyze all the mistakes made, and above all to understand them. next season, changes are already to be expected. Necessary changes, but which do not alter my ambition as a leader. Now, we will therefore have to assume, get up and build a project that should allow the Club to be ambitious with the objective of a rise in the elite next season. We know it will be very difficult, but all together, we must believe in a Girondin revival. Shareholder Jogo Bonito, as well as Fortress and King Street who have remained as creditors, will work hand in hand to enable this renewal,” said the boss of Bordeaux.