Christophe Urios, manager of the Union Bordeaux-Bègles, disagrees with the notion of group touted by Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, with the French football team, before the Euro.
Christophe Urios will not be inspired by Emmanuel Macron to motivate his players before the dam against Clermont, this Saturday (8:45 p.m.). The manager of the Union Bordeaux-Bègles does not share the comments on the notion of group pronounced by the President of the Republic on Thursday with the players of the France team in order to encourage them for the Euro. “The group is stronger than everyone, he confided on The Indian Paper. On paper, we have the best individuals but it is through the group that they are stronger.”
“The ‘we’ is over now”
But Christophe Urios does not see it that way. “What is important today, right now, is not the group, he explained on Friday about the approach to his players. I heard the speech of the president of the Republic with the French for football. When he says ‘the group is above everything, it is the group that will win the Euro’, this is not true, I do not share that. who will win the Euro is Mbappé, Griezmann, Lloris… They are the ones who will win, it is not the group. The ‘us’ is over now. “
For Christophe Urios, the cohesion of his group has already proven itself during the regular season. It is now the individualities that make the difference. “We can still think that the guys are completely in, together, otherwise we would be 8th, 10th or 12th, illustrates Urios. Obviously, there has to be this ‘us’, that we are together, that we does not lose control of the match but afterwards, they are the best players, they are great players. Matthieu (Jalibert) has to pass his goals, he has to be a real conductor, Max (Lucu ) defend hard, that Clément Maynadier is good in the fray, that Rémi (Lamerat) is the guide of the team behind and that Romain (Buros) is able to make the difference. “
“Today, it is no longer the group that will win, he concludes. It is not that it is wrong, but it is not only that. It is like communication, it is back and forth. Sometimes you will talk about us, the vision, the common project, the group, and sometimes you will talk about the game, the ambition, the intimacy of each. “