Louis Carbonel (Montpellier) after the victory in Toulon: “It was a strange feeling”

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Louis Carbonel (Montpellier) after the victory in Toulon: “It was a strange feeling”

Louis Carbonel (Montpellier), after victory in Toulon (26-16) : “It was not a match with great flights. But we did what was necessary to win an away game. We had a slump at the start of the second half. On our faults, they manage to get back into the game. We saw the character of our forwards who did a huge job. At 16-16, I was a little scared because I know this crowd when they push. We had to stick to our game plan, that’s what I told the others, what all the leaders said and we were able to stay positive. We encouraged each other when it was difficult.

I really wanted to do well, to show certain things. I even had a surplus of desire and I tried to channel myself during the week. It’s weird, I had the impression of discovering a new stadium. There were the whistles on my kicks, I knew that, I know the passion here. Same when I went to the left for a smaller locker room, it was a strange feeling. »

Philippe Saint-André (Coach of Montpellier): “It was a very important game. We showed a rather exceptional state of mind. We have a well-controlled first half, we have twenty minutes of uncertainty where we are undisciplined, where we take the pressure. We have exceptional values ​​so that, at 16-16 with Mayol pushing, we manage not only to snatch victory but to deprive them of the defensive bonus. There were twenty minutes of Toulon furia. In these cases, you wonder how you will get out of this. The bench brought us, the players raised their heads and the executives did not panic. It was a very complicated week with the departure of Olivier (Azam). We came with a strategy, we stayed with this strategy.

Enzo Forletta (Montpellier): “We found values ​​that we had lost recently, solidity, the desire to move forward. We stayed in our game plan and we didn’t panic, even when they came back to 16-16. I am proud because at this moment, we do not rock. It’s easy in an away game to find yourself overwhelmed when you had a good first period. »

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