‘It’s magical, honestly’: Reims boss Will Still pays tribute to his team after Arsenal loanee Folarin Balogun’s last ditch goal earned them a point away to leaders PSG… with the Ligue 1 side still unbeaten since Englishman took charge
Reims manager Will Still has paid tribute to his team following Sunday’s 1-1 draw with league leaders Paris Saint-Germain.
Arsenal loanee Folarin Balogun struck in the sixth minute of injury-time to earn Reims a point at Parc des Princes after Neymar’s goal looked set to hand the hosts all three points.
Englishman Still, 30, has described the draw as ‘magical’ as he continued his unbeaten start with the Ligue 1 side.
Reims manager Will Still has paid tribute to his team following Sunday’s 1-1 draw with PSG
He said: ‘It’s magical, honestly. This is why we do this job. To equalise at the 96th minute at the Parc des Princes, in front of so many of your supporters – it’s magical.
‘It’s impossible to choose (between the point earned or the performance), the content was very very good especially in the first half, it’s nice to take a point at the Park. We showed a beautiful image of Reims.
‘We showed that Reims wanted to play, press and be enterprising. We continue on a good momentum.’
Arsenal loanee Folarin Balogun scored in the sixth minute of additional time against PSG
On the performance of Balogun, who netted his 11th goal of the season, Still added: ‘He is a super complete striker, he is able to play with his back to goal, in depth. It is technically very clean. He scores, he is decisive.’
Still took over as caretaker manager at the Ligue 1 club following the sacking of former Watford and Brighton boss Oscar Garcia in October.
Still (right) is still unbeaten with Reims since taking charge of the club in October
He has had somewhat of a fascinating career having never played professionally but coached in England, France and his native Belgium.
Still coached in the youth system at Preston North End, while he also held roles as an assistant at Belgian sides Lierse, Standard Liege and Beerschot – he enjoyed a short stint in charge of the latter side.
He has overseen an impressive start, remaining unbeaten in his 10 league games in charge so far, as Reims have risen to 11th in Ligue 1.