Dominating Rouen, this Saturday night (73-68), Ujap Quimper put the pace back, after two disappointing defeats at Golfe-Juan, Coupe de France, and Aix-Maurienne. Find the reactions of Quebec.
Pierre Brun (inside the Ujap Quimper): "After our road trip last week, where we collected twice more than 90 points, it was not very serious, we knew we had to tighten the defense." For the chance to beat a team like this one, it is absolutely necessary to leave it at less than 70 points, tonight is 68, so that's fine, we can improve things but I found that collectively, we were very present tonight (Saturday) Against Golfe-Juan, we probably took them lightly.
By replaying two days later at Aix, there was doubtless a little fatigue. But we put the bases back, at home, in defense. Last year, Rouen had already had a big season, maintaining this season a skeleton. We stay in the lead pack. At home, you have to stay undefeated. There is an audience that is huge here. That's the strength of this club. Between us, we have been told: we must protect our house before attacking others. "
Laurent Foirest (coach of Ujap Quimper): "Did I find my team?" Yes and no, not quite. "Defensively, even if we take 68 points, we lose a lot of the duels, and in attack, it also lacks fluidity. Here too, we see that a playmaker is missing. Even if Paul-Lou (Duwiquet) compensates Charly (Pontens) well, he does it at his expense because he does not find himself too much in attack. match, he was not pretty, but you have to know how to take it, we defended hard, we were good together, we only had one leader, and we have trouble managing the highs and lows. This team is eager to learn, and that's good, I repeat at all the press conferences, and it was confirmed again tonight (Saturday): a promoted (Souffelweyersheim) puts 20 points to a team coming down (from Pro A, Antibes) Pro B is sometimes more of a fight than basketball. "
Ujap Quimper. The reactions after the victory against RouenOuest-France.fr