Rugby – Pro D2 / After the defeat of the SUA against Grenoble, Malik Hamadache admits the poor performance of his team

Rugby – Pro D2 / After the defeat of the SUA against Grenoble, Malik Hamadache admits the poor performance of his team
Rugby – Pro D2 / After the defeat of the SUA against Grenoble, Malik Hamadache admits the poor performance of his team

The Agenais could in case of victory against Grenoble settle in the top of the classification of this Pro D2. Instead, Bernard Goutta’s men have rediscovered their old demons showing great feverishness in conquest. Malik Hamadache, freshly arrived from Montpellier, tried to explain the reasons for this first misstep at home.

Can we imagine you down after this first home defeat of the season?

There is a lot of frustration, bitterness, because we showed great things but there was a poor performance in our conquest. It caused us to lose a lot of ammunition in the opposing camp. We suddenly only want to go to the next match and work very hard to forget this disappointment.

How do you explain it?

We are a team that is maturing. But the group is still quite young. There has been a lot of change and recruitment. We gave ourselves the right to change the Agen image, unfortunately it’s a disappointment.

However, you had shown a completely different image the previous weekend against Provence Rugby…

They are two teams and two completely different contexts. We were at home this time and we aimed to do very well. We wanted to renew contact with the Agen public. But we have to give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, the Grenoble defense on the sidelines put us in difficulty.

Was there, despite everything, room to win?

Totally, I think that if we had had blind faith in our game, we would have won. We saw that we often put them in difficulty when we kept the ball. There were some good deeds. What we missed is to concretize these strong moments. We had too many failures in the scoring area. We must also reward ourselves for the work provided.

Any word on the last scrum of the game where the SUA could have recovered a penalty?

That last scrum, of course there could have been a penalty for us. But do we deserve it? A game lasts eighty minutes. Given our performance, was he entitled to give it to us? Couldn’t we have built this victory more through our work by scoring tries and following our game plan? I think you have to stay humble.

The article is in French

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