Rugby Top 14 ASM
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The infirmary clermont, already well filled, is expected to welcome new patients after the defeat against Castres on Sunday (31-27). For the coach, auvergnat, “there is a need to get out of this negative spiral in terms of injuries to be able to trigger something.”
Franck Azéma has arrived in Clermont in 2010 as a coach-backs before becoming the manager in 2014. (A. Martin/The Team)
Franck Azéma (coach of Clermont, after the defeat at Castres) : “My team has crumbled as the game progressed, but it is difficult to blame the players because it is impacted physically and continues to be, this is what I remember. We are going to try to go back to the Top 6 because we are only at the first match day returns. But to do this it is necessary to have all of our weapons, and we lose two or three players, this (Sunday) evening. There is a need to get out of this negative spiral in terms of injuries to be able to trigger something.
We feel that by dint of pulling on the same players, it starts to become really difficult. However, I thought that on the last action, we’d be able to snatch victory, because it has character. It was not far off, but a little inaccuracy on the last melee has prevented us from expressing until the end.”