Ugo Mola, manager of Toulouse, after the defeat (26-22) against Bayonne on Saturday : “For twenty minutes, we watched them play, we let them do what they had planned. At this game, in a stadium and in front of an audience like that, when you’re a little on the run behind, the decisions and the choices are not too appropriate on one side and are always successful on the other . We started the second half in a completely different state of mind, so I’m quite proud of our young guard. I’m more disappointed with the start of the match, but we also have to learn.
“When you combine these hazards, you have a team that is pumped up and another in the hard”
I would have liked us to give the change more than fifty minutes of the match. We are wrong about two or three options at the start of the match. When you combine these hazards, you have a team that is pumped up and another in the hard. But when these kids play their rugby, they manage to provoke certain things. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a shitty week like this: 23 fewer pro players, the two or three youngsters who play with us are usually injured, fortunately we have brought in an international who is pointing his nose (Cyril Baille) and I hope he will stay another week with us. »
Grégory Patat, Bayonne coach: “We had a very, very big first half. We scored on our highlights and we would have even scored more with regard to our occupation. But this first period also cost us a lot of energy, which explains why we lost our footing a bit at the end. We warned the players at the break, we wanted to leave them in their camp, to be disciplined, we wanted the Toulouse team to expose themselves and overplay, but we didn’t quite succeed, even if we defended with our heart. »