Montpellier welcomes the Bordeaux Beagle (Saturday 10 September at 9pm) to their first house protection of their title. With the ambition to stay the grasp of his land.
Carry out the flags and produce within the bands, mascots and beer kegs, the highest 14 will likely be again at GGLStadium. The champ receives, at house, the Bordelais who bit the mud on the Good aspect final June. “Final yr was a distinct context. We’re targeted on this yr’s match”warns the third line of MHR Alexandre Bécognée.
What has not modified, nonetheless, is the mind-set displayed by the individuals of Montpellier regardless of the defeat on opening day in La Rochelle.“Our mind-set is the important thing. He is the one which allowed us to reclaim the factors final yr and what’s going to change the video games this season, continued Bécognée. So long as the ball would not cross the road, you must do all the things so it would not move.”
There isn’t any straightforward recreation
The identical story for Olivier Azzam, the co-trainer of the champion of France. “The gamers know the highest 14 groups are robust, they’re contenders. Each weekend you must put on heat blue. There isn’t any straightforward match if you’re lower than 10-15% on the extent of dedication, it will possibly shortly get costly.. .”
Having been evacuated from the La Rochelle setback, MHR desires to maintain the nice issues seen in Deflandre. “Even when the beginning of the match was unhealthy, as we nonetheless had a bit little bit of sand between our toes, on the finish of the match we had been capable of get again into the match formation that seemed like us. We’ll see this weekend in opposition to Bordeaux if all of the sand is cleared. We nonetheless have a high-level match forward. We’ll see the place we’re.”
“Being a hero is an additional duty”
An actual take a look at to search out out what this champion is, who solely had 5 brief weeks of preparation. “Being a champion is a place that should be defended. It’s an additional duty and offers us the motivation for the matches, thundered Alexandre Piconi. The staff will likely be there to problem Bordeaux. If we wish to be in Group F on the finish of the season, we can’t afford to lose at house.”
In opposition to Bordeaux, who put in a positive efficiency regardless of shedding to Toulouse on the primary day, Montpellier won’t have the possibility to reap the benefits of the welcome that will likely be given to them by their supporters. “We should elevate the bar this weekend in opposition to Bordeaux, admitted Luis Carbonell who will take his first steps on his house floor along with his new colors. If we play the identical match, we cannot move. It allowed us to indicate that we nonetheless had quite a lot of tweaks earlier than we had been prepared. It’s a must to take the constructive. We had been within the match till the top, which suggests we’re bodily prepared.”
The stage is prepared. It is now as much as the actors to indicate in the event that they’ve dried their classics nicely. To provide GGL Stadium a princely comeback.