The collapse in French national team

The collapse in French national team

Sherlock 2020-01-02 • 783 views • 14
 

While, the best nations in Europe are about to play a tournament to earn the last sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, France seems to be at the worse possible physical and mental level. Three players are already missing :

  • Thibault Rossard (injury, ankle)
  • Trévor Clévenot (injury, back), his case is being talked about a lot because he always plays full seasons and a lot of matches without any problem in Italy, and every time he has to play for the national team, he has a physical problem. Either he is very unlucky, or there is something else.
  • Stephen Boyer withdrew officially for "personal reasons" but everyone knows that this is because they had an argument with N'Gapeth at the end of the European Championships and they almost came to blows. We hope that Laurent Tillie and the staff could be able to handle this problem, at least for this important event but this was not the case and Boyer went back to his home in Italy.

Also two other players are really doubtful : Julien Lyneel is injured at the back but he is such a warrior that he is might play even with some pain, and Kévin Tillie's wife is supposed to give birth is the following days in Warszawa.

You can add to this a terrible communication campaign from the national federation, with absolutely no information, all we know is through Italian newspaper and a famous French journalist (Guillaume Degoulet), but the FFVB gave no information since 23/12 even if everyone knows that there are a lot of troubles.

The olympic qualifications is compromised, but the only positive point is that we will some young and new players in this olympic qualifications tournament, at least for outside hitters and opposites : Jean Patry (Latina) will be the match-starting opposite, and you will also discover on the field as outside htters : Yacine Louati (Monza) or Timothée Carle (Vibo Valentia), as well as the substitute opposites : Julien Winkelmuller (Chaumont) and Jhon Wendt (Nizhny Novgorod).

14 comments

SherlockFRAuthor 113 9
1 month ago
0

Amazing. What a team. Jean Patry and Yacine Louati are the revelations of the tournament, Antoine Brizard is becoming our number 1 setter, Grebennikov is still the best libero is the world well above the others. We made it to Tokyo, it was so unhoped for !!

Stephen Boyer has something to worry about concerning his number 1 opposite spot, Jean Patry was amazing. We have 2 world class opposites and 2 world class setters, a multitude of outside hitters (N'Gapeth, Louati, Rossard, Clévenot, Tillie, Lyneel...), three amazing middle-blockers (Chinenyeze, Le Goff, Le Roux) and the best libero in the world. Be careful Tokyo !!

Volleybox 169
1 month ago
+1

Congratulations #France !

Nada Gad 5
1 month ago
0

@Volleybox do you know why kevin leroux wasnt playing any of the game??

Volleybox 169
1 month ago
0

@NadaGad no, I don't know.

Sorin Acela 1
1 month ago
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@Volleybox How do you deal with players who play for 2 (or more) teams in one season? The data tables aren't well designed and a player shows in one team while they might have left for another.

Volleybox 169
1 month ago (edited by Volleybox 1 month ago)
+1

@SorinAcela player should be presented in the rosters of both of teams.

Nada Gad 5
1 month ago
0

where is kevin lerouxx????

 

SherlockFRAuthor 113 9
1 month ago
0

@NadaGad @Volleybox He played a bad season in China and was injured a few weeks ago, but he didn't looked very concerned when he played against Netherlands and that's the mystery of this tournament.

Nada Gad 5
1 month ago
0

@Sherlock  yess, exactly

SherlockFRAuthor 113 9
1 month ago
0

@NadaGad And I don't follow the Chinese championship so I really don't know how things are evolving for him. I have no idea how the championship is progressing. Maybe if someone knows something, a Chinese volleyball specialist ?

Nada Gad 5
1 month ago
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@Sherlock  i have the same porblem, i don't follow the chinese championship and i am really curious as to why his playing declined because i watched a vnl game from 2017 adn 2018 and he was excellent 

SherlockFRAuthor 113 9
1 month ago
+1

@NadaGad Even at the European Championships last summer he was excellent, I don't know what happened since then.

Volleybox 169
1 month ago
+2

I'm so sorry :-(

SherlockFRAuthor 113 9
1 month ago
+2

@Volleybox Actually, I think that if we don't qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, it will be the end of an era. Laurent Tillie made an amazing job and last 7-8 years we had our best national team ever in volley-ball, but it's time to change. His assistant Cédric Énard is the new coach of Estonia, maybe to prepare himself to be in charge of France in a few years, or others names are in rumors like Stéphane Antiga, Philippe Blain or Hubert Henno.

They want to build a strong team with the actual generation and the best young players in order to get an olympic medal at the Paris 2024 Olympics. We have a strong generation who destroyed every teams this year and lost only one set en route to the U17 european title.

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