“Could you imagine such a demonstration of Nantes against a big club like Kiel?
No way. We expected a tight match, especially since the break, we had injuries(Minne, Pesic). We know we have a big collective but we had not yet proven to ourselves what we were capable of doing. We played with our values, we ran, put intensity in defense, a lot of aggression.
They had no easy shots and Viktor (Hallgrimson) often made the saves. In attack, we found a lot of solutions by playing quickly and scoring easy goals. Their defense 0-6 (flat) Didn’t cause us a lot of problems.
You played very clean, losing the first ball in the 20th minute.
Even at the start of the second half, when you make the hole, you don’t lose a lot. We play fair, we enjoy playing together and releasing the ball. This has been our trademark since the start of the season.
You had already won a big victory against Kiel two years ago (35-27), but it was away and behind closed doors. What was it like doing it here, in front of your audience?
(Big smile) As soon as we talk about Kiel, I think back to that game two years ago, which remains one of the best moments of my career. Beating the institution that is Kiel here, in this way, in front of a transcended audience, is a real pleasure. In the Championship, the atmosphere is crazy. But in the Champions League, it’s even stronger, the fans are all screaming throughout the match. It’s really great to play here. »