The young and talented Toulouse Basket Club menu evokes the start of the season and his relationship with the experienced Fayçal Sahraoui.
Before the first trip of the season of the TBC to Rennes, this evening, “La Dépêche du Midi” met one of the essential pawns of his game, the point guard Victor Mopsus, youngest player to date to have taken part in a match of Pro A, at 15 years, 3 months and 10 days with Chalon-sur-Saône. He is the son of Laurent Mopsus, former player of Valence-Condom and former coach of Pau-Orthez.
A word on the victory against Dax last Saturday?
Nice match from us. On a way to stay focused. The game plan was respected. On a had of the address. On a forbidden. From there everything went well for us.
What impressed is the speed of play of the quartet that you form with Fayçal Sahraoui, Alexandre Aygalenq and Adrien Thimon?
Yes it plays fast! With Adrien and Fayçal, we have known our strengths for a season. In terms of cardio, skill on a good day can hurt a lot. And the fact of having added Alexandre who has these same qualities of defense and shooting that this quartet can hurt a lot.
Last year, it escaped our vigilance, we named you Laurent in an article. Do you bother?
No, I am proud of what my father did so there is no problem with that. But I won’t have the same trajectory since I don’t think I will be a coach. In addition, I am already a better player than him so no problem (laughs).
A word about Rennes, which you beat twice last season?
It’s a great team. She has an excellent defensive spirit. She looks a lot like us in the end in the game. She is very aggressive on the ball, her opponents. We don’t value her at all. In any case, in our very homogeneous group, we don’t have the right to underestimate anyone.
We said to ourselves that Victor Mopsus should replace Fayçal Sahraoui as soon as he quits, but what if Fayçal quits at 50?
If he quits at 50, that could make a pretty nice doublet! I think the club has an idea behind their heads for the next generation. We get along very well with Faisal. We are associated in the game. I wish him to play as long as possible. He is in very good health. And me too.