Sébastien Boboul (three-quarter coach of Stade Rochelais, winner of Racing 92) “The main thing is to have won, we reacted well in the second period. In first, we didn’t have a lot of energy, we didn’t go out of our camp, we made a lot of handling errors. We didn’t recognize our players in this first half, but they responded and showed another face afterwards. The ball was sliding a lot. As soon as there are teams who put on the intensity (in these conditions), it is difficult to control the ball.
It’s a forceps victory. At half-time, we told them that we were only 9 points behind, it was not insurmountable. We are expected by all the teams, we were under pressure against Clermont last week and in the first period today (Saturday), and we couldn’t reverse it. In the 2nd half, we had a quality foot game, we occupied their ground. Dillyn Leyds? Since he’s been here, he’s been training regularly on penalties, it’s no coincidence that he was chosen to score. He trains, he progresses, he is confident, it’s something he had before. But hard work pays off. »
“Of course there is disappointment, frustration”
Laurent Travers (Racing 92 manager) “Of course there is disappointment, frustration. The match is lost, we only took one point tonight. I think there was the possibility of taking more, we can only blame ourselves. In the second half, we did not seize the opportunities to get out of our camp.
We were failing. They did what was necessary to put us under pressure, but there are two or three occasions where we could have reversed this pressure, recovery of the ball, small over etc. We suffered in melee too. In terms of strategy, we did things well in the first half. When you take yellow cards, you also put yourself in trouble. »