After being excluded against New Zealand, one of the French national team players felt “very disappointed.”

After being excluded against New Zealand, one of the French national team players felt “very disappointed.”

France’s fifteenth

After being excluded against New Zealand, one of the French national team players felt “very disappointed.”

Published September 12, 2023 at 8:35 pm.

To face New Zealand in the opening match of the Rugby World Cup, Fabien Galthie selected a 23-man squad for the French XV. So there were happy people, but there were also frustrated players, who had to stay in the stands during this encounter against the All Blacks. This is particularly the case with Sekou Makalu. The third row did not hide some bitterness regarding this decision taken by the coach of the fifteenth French national team.

To prepare Rugby World CupFabian Galthie decided to call up the 42 players first. But now coach France’s fifteenth This number had to be reduced a few days before the start of the tournament. On August 21, on the set of the 1 PM News from TF1, Galthi She announced her 33-player roster retained by the Blues. The truth is that not everyone can be on the scoresheet for matches. And so he faces New Zealandsome players France’s fifteenth They were not on the bench, but in the stands.

“There was frustration.”

Sekou Makalu One of those players in particular was in the stands Stade de France To witness his teammates’ victory France’s fifteenth in front of New Zealand. A moment that the French international did not necessarily appreciate. He was present at a press conference on Tuesday and reported Rajabirama, Makalu I confess :” There was frustration, of course. I was very disappointed. I have to say everyone wanted to play this match. Even towards my childhood friends, all of it. It was a match I was waiting for because of the atmosphere and everything around it. I really wanted to play but I changed quickly when I saw we won and because there were so many other games to win “.

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“It will be my first World Cup match.”

But after frustration, there is room for joy Sekou Makalu. Indeed, Thursday is facingUruguaywill be held with France’s fifteenth For the second match world Cup. With regard to this mandate, Makalu He also explained: ” This will be my first World Cup match, and my first World Cup overall. I feel so much excitement and desire. I can’t wait to be there “.

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