Matthieu Jalibert after the defeat of UBB in the semi-finals of the Top 14: “We didn’t deserve to go to the final”

Matthieu Jalibert (opener for UBB, beaten in the Top 14 semi-finals by Montpellier, at the microphone of Canal+) : “The course stops… hot, it’s difficult to react, I think that we never knew how to find the solutions to put them in difficulty, we were taken in conquest, behind we didn’t never won the advantage line. We seemed without a solution, we suspended ourselves as best we could, we weren’t far, we could have. Today (same), Montpellier was stronger than us, they wanted more, it felt in the confrontation zones, in the ruck zones, we were really in trouble, never able to pick up speed, to put our game on in place. It’s a cold observation, but we didn’t deserve to go to the final.

Did the atmosphere bother us? No, the press tells a lot of stories, it’s true that we went out with Cameron (Woki)we were a little disappointed with Christophe’s comments (Urios). My comments were misinterpreted after the Racing 92 match. When I said that we weren’t playing for him, it’s just that no matter what he said in the press, our primary motivation was not California. But there has never been a break in the group as I have heard, the group is solid, we are all together, the president, the coach, the players. That’s not what made us lose the match, we just fell on stronger than us. And on a team that had more desire to go to the final. »


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