“I remain convinced that we gave them 19 points too easily. It's too much ! We only have ourselves to blame. (…) When you watch the match again, you may think that there are actions that could have been better managed (by the referee). When hot, you can get angry. But if we hadn't taken 19 points too easily, we wouldn't be talking about it. Right away, we certainly wanted to find this excuse. But today, we have to learn from our mistakes.”
“When everyone tells you “he left before”, you want to say it too. I believe the exact rule is that his feet should be behind the line. By the time he leaves, he has his foot on the line. Once again, we can blame Ben O'Keefe, but if the video referee had wanted to review the image and considered that there was a foul. (…) These are 2 points that could have helped us win. I tell myself that maybe this will happen to me only once in my career. And it happened that day. It's like that. It's not to take away my responsibilities, but I continue to say that if we hadn't taken 19 points... (…) Everywhere I go, it's the first thing people talk to me about. Again this weekend, Perpignan supporters shouted “attention Kolbe”. This will follow me for a while. But it’s not something that bothers me.”
“When we prepare, when we wait for an event like this for months and when in the end the fall is terrible, when the elimination hurts, there is no shame in crying. (…) Our goal was to be world champions. We didn't manage to be. We will never forget it. We will always have a little pang in our hearts. But it's just sport. When we see everything that is happening in the world currently, we have to put things into perspective… (…) If you stay on what happened, you are not moving forward. Even if in fifteen or twenty years we will undoubtedly still be talking about this defeat, we must put it aside.
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