Basketball: Fournier, Gobert … The huge rant of the Blues
Posted on September 8, 2022 at 10:35 a.m. by The editorial staff
This Wednesday, the France team lost to Slovenia’s Luka Doncic (88-82) in the last match of the group stage of the Euro. In the round of 16, the blues will face Turkey. But before thinking about the next meeting, the tricolor players lingered on the arbitration. The coach, Vincent Collet, gave a rant to the media.
L’French team fell on a bone this Wednesday. Player of Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic led the Slovenia to victory in the last game of the group stage of theEuro. Author of 47 points, the player was decisive against the Bluesalready beaten by theGermany at the start of the competition. Despite this new defeat, the men of Vincent Collet will see the round of 16. They will face in the next round the Turkey, this Saturday. But before projecting himself, the coach did not hesitate to attack the refereeing body after the meeting against the Slovenia.
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“We were mistreated”
Of a calm nature, Collar gave a huge rant, in comments reported by The Team. “ The France team has also accomplished things in recent years that deserve to be refereed correctly. We are not asking for preferential treatment but to be refereed correctly. Tonight that was not the case. There was a total lack of respect towards us (…) It’s part of the game but up to a point. Tonight, I consider that we were mistreated. It’s our best match of all this tournament, unfortunately it is not rewarded. I’ve been in basketball for 50 years, I’m known for being calm and respectful. I have always thought that we should not deal with the referees. But here, it is no longer possible. Tonight, it matters too much. We played against a great team, like a great team, the players have to decide the result.” did he declare.
The Blues evoke “a joke”
The players also let their anger burst out likeEvan Fournier, who preferred to abstain: No comment “. On his side, Andrew Albicy denounces ” a joke ” in remarks reported by Eurosport. At the microphone of Canal +, Amath M’Baye preferred to dwell on the axes of progress of his team, in difficulty during this first phase of theEuro. ” There are a lot of things that can be done better. It’s frustrating. (…) We are gaining momentum” said the player Anadolu Efes.
Gobert and Fournier announce the color for the future
Star of this team, Rudy Gobert also chose to comment on the overall performance of his team. ” The score was tied with two minutes left to play, before what Vincent (Collet) talked about happened. Many factors can be pointed out. But we have to be better as a team at the end of the game. We must continue to progress. Despite all that (editor’s note: the refereeing), we have to be better at the end of the match. I thought we were brave tonight despite all these circumstances. We are confident he declared before defying the Turkey. Same story at Evan Fournier, who is ready to raise his head: When the cleaver matches start, it’s immediately different. Tough match against Turkey in a very tough part of the table, we have to be solid “. It remains to be seen whether these events will give extra energy to the Blues.