New Evian manager Pascal Dupraz has called for his side to stop gifting wins to other teams after a poor start to the Ligue 1 season.
Dupraz, the side's sporting director, took over the running of the first team last week following the sacking of manager Pablo Correa.
Evian are yet to win a match this season with their solitary point under Correa's guidance this term coming in a 1-1 draw at home to Lyon on August 24.
They face Bastia tomorrow who have netted six points from their opening four games and are looking like they are settling in nicely to the top flight.
Speaking at his first press conference, Dupraz said: ``We want to do everything and we will do everything to stay in Ligue 1.
``To my mind, there has been too much good, too fast.
``We must exist in the landscape of French football, but it is clear that we are less experienced.
``It will be a tough opposition [against Bastia] as always.
``Despite the snowy mountains already in the region, it is not Christmas. Therefore we must stop giving gifts to the opponent and stop our defensive kindness.''
If Evian do win tomorrow, Dupraz says he will reserve most of the praise for Correa, who led the club to an unexpected ninth-placed finish last season.
``If we get the win, I will not forget that this is also thanks to Pablo Correa,'' Dupraz said.
``I want to say that I very much admired the man and the coach.''