Max Gradel slams Toulouse fans for lack of support

Max Gradel slams Toulouse fans for lack of support

Toulouse captain Max Gradel has lashed out club fans for lack of support as the club faces certain relegation from Ligue 1. 

Toulouse were beaten 2-0 at home by visiting Rennes to record their 20th defeat in 27 matches and are firmly at the bottom of the league with 13 points. 

The home fans reacted to the latest defeat by chanting against their own team and this had Gradel incensed. 

“We need to see supporters who come to support their team, not Max Gradel or a player. At one point, it feels like playing thirteen against eleven. Even our opponents laugh about it," he told BeInSports.

Toulouse conceded a third goal on Saturday but it was chalked off by VAR but the fans continued chanting: "One, Two, Three Nil." This as well did not go down well with the Ivorian striker. 

"There is a third goal that has been cancelled by VAR and we have our own supporters who shout "and 1, and 2, and 3-0". It's hard to swallow. I speak for myself and  I have always given everything for this club. It is understandable that they are disappointed now  but we need supporters who are firmly behind us."

 “I am very frustrated today and feel let down by our own fans. The chants really demoralise and we can't give 100% on the pitch with such fans in the stadium."

The club is on a poor run and earlier this year they were knocked out of Coupe de France by second division side Siant-Pryve FC. The loss led to the dismissal of Antoine Kombouaré as club head coach and was replaced by  Denis Zanko.