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Fabien Galthié had his first press conference last week since the elimination of the French XV in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. And this conference was not unanimously convincing. In fact, some were upset by the Blues coach’s departure, such as Richard Dourthe, who was highly critical of Canal Rugby Club’s set, saying that Galthié “I thought people were idiots”.
Some, on the other hand, are much milder towards the coach, such as the former manager of Racing 92, Laurent Travers. Passing the show “Bartoli time” at RMC, the man who is now the new president of the Hauts-de-Seine club knows what it is like to be the object of criticism. He knows it’s always easy to have an opinion about everything. He also does not want to add anything about Fabien Galthié
People from outside always tend to make analyses, but when you are with the players every day, you are there to look at the behavior, the work done and the confidence in the group.
It is true that at the end of the game there are many coaches, managers and people who say that it should have happened that way. But at the end it is much easier than at the beginning. People have the right to express themselves and that is normal, just as it is normal if you receive criticism as a manager. We must also accept it. It’s part of the job.
You know, I’ve been to three European Cup finals, one of which I lost to Exeter by two points. While with Antonie Claassen we have the opportunity to get into the goal in the 78th minute (…) If we lose by two points, it is easier to say it is the referee’s fault than to look at what we had can reach. We all do the analysis, we look at the data, we look at what we could or couldn’t have done. But the match is lost.
France’s XV helping the Top 14
Rather than criticize and analyze, Laurent Travers prefers to look ahead and wants the French team to continue to perform well. Because when the Blues shine, the Top 14 shines. And that’s all that matters to a club president like him. And if several managers started saying that the Top 14 clubs could not necessarily continue to help the French XV as they did before the World Cup, Laurent Travers’ philosophy seems clearly to be towards working together to help the French team.
Now we have to look at what we need to do for the future and what we need to do so that the French team continues to perform.
It is up to us to do what is necessary to help the French team, because it is made up of players from Top 14 clubs. And what is most important to me is that our championship is one of the most watched and attractive championships in the world. world is. , and this made it possible to have very good players at once. The French team is in the spotlight and this is very good, so that the French team, whether it is under the era of Fabien Galthié or under the era of someone else, can have players to perform. If the French team performs well, it will further strengthen our Top 14.
To sum up
Fabien Galthié had his first press conference last week since the elimination of the French XV in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. This criticized exit was quite criticized, but on the part of Laurent Travers, president of Racing 92, we are well aware of this situation of a manager subject to criticism and we now prefer to move forward and XV of France to continue helping.