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Ligue 1: Saint-Etienne coach expects ‘committed’ game against Metz

ASSE’s Christophe Galtier is expecting the French strugglers to give everything at they fight for their lives at the foot of the division.

Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier is anticipating a tough afternoon for his side when they travel to Metz on Saturday.

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The North-Eastern outfit are battling for their lives in Ligue 1 and realise that their chances of survival are slimming by the game. Currently 20th, Metz have managed to pick up only 22 points, and are cut adrift from Lorient-in 17th place-on 31 points.

Their hopes of survival were dealt a blow last weekend when they were defeated by Stade Rennais and things will not be easier against Saint-Etienne, who beat Lorient on Sunday and are eyeing European qualification.

“I think it will be a committed match,” began Galtier, as reported by France Football, “but we must deliver a performance against Metz.”

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