No need for a master’s degree in psychology to imagine that Toulouse will land this Friday evening in Chartres with a knife between its teeth. Surprised last week in its hall by Nancy (22-24) – a trap that the CCMHB had narrowly avoided at the opening of the championship – the Fenix will necessarily be motivated by the idea of making up for lost time and points. Because after three days, the sixth of the last Starligue has still not taken off, first heckled at home by Chambéry (27-30), then crushed then in Paris (43-28).
Chartres Hand Co n ° 3: meet Svetlin Dimitrov
Without really shining, the Chartrains for their part have already pocketed three points, two against Nancy (28-27), and another, last Friday, in Istres, where they went through all colors. After a great start, followed by a big air hole, they finally pulled off a 29-29 draw, not without having trembled in the dying seconds of an evening accentuated by the sharp return of Morten Vium (8 goals) and the XL performance of his left wing pendant, Vanja Ilic (8 goals).
Toulouse played in Sweden on Tuesday
If it is for the moment irregular in its performance, the CCMHB is nevertheless in the times of passage of its objectives, and could even settle in first part of classification in the event of good result this Friday evening. While the bookmakers lean slightly in favor of Toulouse, the Chartrains will have the advantage of freshness for them. Because their opponents have spent the week in transport, with a distant trip to Malmö, Sweden, Tuesday evening, as part of the second preliminary round of the European League. They came back with a 29-25 success and some confidence in the suitcases.
Vium, a return from the boss!
As soon as he qualified for the group stage, Daniel Andjelkovic quickly reminded the players of the Ville Rose. “The priority is the championship and we must quickly move up the rankings”, indicated the successor of Philippe Gardent in the columns of The Dispatch. The CCMHB must therefore expect to find a response from an opponent who had come to dictate his law to Jean-Cochet these past two seasons, and that we can hardly imagine carrying around this red lantern sign for a very long time.
“It’s a dangerous team, which has experienced players, met with Toni Gerona on guard. Last year, we had badly managed the money-time (25-27), I hope we will manage to do better. But we must not look at the ranking. It will be a tough game. ”
Chartres (Halle Jean-Cochet), this Friday at 8 p.m. Chartres: Grahovac, Radic – Ilic, Vium, Figueras, Afanou-Gatine, Pedersen, Groselj, Barbeito, Kudinov, Dimitrov, Onufriyenko, Cham, Jund, Tribillon, Urban, Vérin. Entr. : Girona.
Toulouse: Lettens, Cantegrel – Chelle, Feuchtmann, Wagner, Balenciaga, Jarry, Gilbert, Kempf, Borzas, Petersson, Ilic, Marmier, Martins Vieira, Sokolic, Abdi. Entr. : Andjelkovic.