After the victory of the XV of France against Scotland this Sunday at Murrayfield, Fabien Galthié ignored the playing conditions and savored the victory before turning to the end of the Autumn Nations Cup with a reshuffled group.
“Whatever the bottle, as long as you’re drunk. This is undoubtedly what should be remembered from Fabien Galthié’s passage in front of the press after the victory of the XV of France in Scotland within the framework of the Autumn Nations Cup. Indeed, in comments collected by ., the coach of the Blues did not hide his satisfaction with the result of the meeting, without looking excessively at the way. ” I am absolutely satisfied with the victory which is the objective, the ultimate goal. And fully satisfied with the behavior of the players in a different environment, said Fabien Galthié. Absolutely satisfied with this streak of three wins facing Wales, Ireland and Scotland. “
Galthié: “We went quickly”
Arrived at the head of the XV of France less than a year ago, at the end of the World Cup, the former scrum half returned to his beginnings and to the results arrived almost instantly. ” We left with a new project, a new team, a new staff, recalls Fabien Galthié, whose team has known only one defeat in 2020. We went quickly. You had to go fast anyway. However, this team will give way to a significantly reshaped group, the agreement between the French Rugby Federation and the National Rugby League not allowing players to appear on more than three match sheets. An operation to which the tricolor staff bends willingly or unwillingly. “We did it according to the rules of the game, the convention that was offered to us,” adds Fabien Galthié. There is no frustration. We did what we had to do. “
Galthié: “It will be another story”
This group, which was unveiled this Friday and which is clearly rejuvenated, will first have to face Italy next Saturday at the Stade de France. A duel against the Squadra Azzurra which will be the occasion for the XV of France to validate the first place of its group. A victory would send the Blues to Twickenham for a final against England but, above all, Fabien Galthié does not want to go too fast. ” If we beat Italy, we will come out first so we have our destiny in hand, assures the tricolor trainer. During the Tournament, we almost had our fate in hand before our last match against Ireland. We will also have our destiny in hand next weekend. It will be a different story because it will be a new team. We will start from zero. “A reorganized group which will have to find automatisms during the week but also against Italy before a huge challenge that would be a duel on English soil against XV de la Rose.