While Nîmes Olympique was still playing in Ligue 1 two years ago, the club is now a resident of National. And if the start of the championship is going rather well, with a sixth place in the standings, the conditions for the Nîmes staff and squad do not seem up to par. This is what Frédéric Bompard explained at a press conference, before the match against Epinal counting for the twelfth day of the championship, Friday at 7:30 p.m.: “I don't want to complain, on the other hand the club has a professional status, I coach a professional team. Yes, it’s been two months since the air conditioning stopped working, so we were hot, and now we’re cold.” he denounced. “Yes, we haven’t had hot water for two weeks. All these factors that attack competitiveness bother me. My goal is for my players to do their job in the most acceptable conditions possible, that’s it.”
The Nîmes coach, at the club since 2022, outbid: “And what bothers me at the moment is that we still have no heating and still no hot water. [...]. What interests me is that after the efforts, when we had the rain on our faces for an hour and a half, my boys at least have hot water. And when we arrive in the morning, and believe me I arrive early in the morning, it’s cold in the offices. I just want some heat. I’m not asking for much, just that.” Legitimate and common sense requests from Frédéric Bompard, who legitimately appeared very upset. The context at the club is tense, with tension between the supporters and Rani Assaf. The Nîmes president is notable for his absence at the club, and his lack of involvement in a sporting project which has experienced two relegations in three years. To see if this bloodshed will have an impact on the facilities of the Nîmes training center.