The severe rout of the French XV against Ireland, Friday at the opening of the Six Nations Tournament, continues to make waves. Among lovers of rugby, but also of sport in general. Guest on Sud Radio, former international basketball player Laurent Sciarra, Olympic vice-champion in 2000, severely scratched the Blues coach, Fabien Galthié. Particularly its communication.
“I’m not going to fixate on Galthié, I don’t know him. But for four years, he has been making lunar media outings! He is taking this communication in the face where I do as I want, I decide, he asserted. He's on the front page of Here's the "piche" (sic) in the air... It made me laugh because a part of me which is provocative, I would have liked to do that too, to say: "Fuck you, we lost in the quarter-final, we replay the match 10 times, 10 times I'm sure we win it, it's bad luck." But for four years he's been beating us up like a gondola, saying that we're going to be world champions and that we're going to step on everyone. And there, it turns out that your communication is taking it in the face! Before she made you laugh and now she doesn’t make him laugh anymore!”
And the former coach of Vichy, Rouen, Évreux and Hyères-Toulon continued, still as angry as ever: “I put myself in the guys’ place… You see an international saying that he is fed up with Galthié’s communication ? No, because the guy jumps! I didn't laugh Friday night. A boy like him with lots of values and roots, with four years of contract, I thought he was going to resign. He preaches lots of things to you, saying that he has put rugby back on track, that it has an 85% success rate... If I am Mr. Novès, I feel uneasy! He supposedly revolutionized everything with an extraordinary generation. When you do that, when things go less well, you take it to the power of 1000 because you have annoyed a lot of people.”