At a press conference on the eve of facing England, the first match of the XV of France for nearly a month after 16 proven cases of Covid-19, Charles Ollivon assured that the atmosphere in the group did not have exchange.
Despite the enormous controversy over the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic within the XV of France, Charles Ollivon assures him: “The atmosphere, the confidence … Everything is intact.” At 24 hours of the match of the VI Nations Tournament against England, Saturday at Twickenham (5.45 p.m.), the French captain assured that the mediatico-sanitary parenthesis – with the 16 positive cases for Covid-19 and the postponement of the match against the ‘Scotland – was closed.
“We know the rules of the game, we accept them and there is no problem, he said at a press conference. Quite frankly, we met on Sunday, we were all very happy. Immediately switched to preparing for the match. The pressure is starting to mount, that’s a good thing after a very studious week. (…) The dynamic is the same as before. We want to see you tomorrow. , to play this match, to continue to advance in the project. Nothing has changed “.
“There is a good atmosphere, as usual”
Before that, the Toulon third line had confided in the positive atmosphere within the group: “We were all very happy to meet at Marcoussis at the beginning of the week. There is a good atmosphere, as usual: we everyone is smiling, happy to be together … We started the week with one goal: tomorrow’s match at Twickenham. We are lucky to be there, we are here to give everything. The speech is simple. : have fun and prepare well for the week to be able to play the big games. “
The day before, manager Raphaël Ibañez also insisted on this state of mind: “The players are full of desire, enthusiasm, that’s what matters to us. In our progress, the players are solid, they want to win, they are conquerors. “