Teddy Thomas (La Rochelle winger, after the victory against Toulon) “What we have to save this (Sunday) evening is our work. We raised our heads after our defeat in Bayonne. It was a complicated week, we questioned ourselves a lot. The score against Toulon is what it is, it’s good, but it’s the work of the week that has paid off. We fell against a big Toulon, but we managed to play the game we wanted, to keep the ball when necessary. But we still have a lot of work to do.
My start to the season is not up to what I expected. It happens, my adaptation takes a little longer than expected. I wanted to redeem myself and put on a better face. It was done this (Sunday) evening, even if we must not be satisfied with that. Either way, it gives me confidence. The public is extra with me, I have at heart to give them back what they give me. »
“We had neither possession nor territory”
Pierre Mignoni (manager of Toulon) : “There was a match in one half, not in the second. We were too undisciplined on the ground game. We gave too much ammunition to this great team that deserves its victory. We knew it was going to be a big fight, that they were going to be in reaction to their match last week. What is complicated is not being able to control the match, through indiscipline, through the lack of ball we had. We had neither possession nor territory, it’s too much against a team like La Rochelle. »