Resident of D1 in the district, the Young Toulouse agreement receives Sunday Albères / Argelès who evolve in National 3.
“Playing at home is necessarily an important parameter.” Coach of the JET (Young Toulouse Agreement), Mhamed Belmelih hopes to relive a new feat, Sunday (at 3 p.m.), at the sports complex of Borderouge.
Winners at Isle-en-Dodon (D1; 4-2 in the 1st round) and ahead of FC Vignoble 81 (D1 Tarn; 3-1 in the 3rd round), the residents of D1 district especially marked the spirits in the 2nd round with a qualification obtained on penalties (2-2, 4-3 tab) against Tournefeuille (R1). “At this meeting, around 200 spectators came to support us. Obviously, having so many people around the field gives us additional strength,” said the coach. For this 4th round, his protégés will face them Alberès / Argelès, current 10th in N3 in the Occitanie pool. “We knew that our championship was going to start late. Suddenly, the Coupe de France was above all an opportunity to warm up with, on paper, a high probability of facing teams of higher levels and therefore of being able to play high intensity matches, “continues Mhamed Belmelih.
“Whatever happens, we will be happy”
The people of Toulouse are aware that the task promises to be difficult. But whatever the outcome, they will hold their heads up high. “I know that our opponents will not be complete with three suspended and one injured. For our part, we also have several absences due to physical problems. However, we can count on a very good state of mind and a workforce based on a mixture of generations with executives and young people back at the club. Whatever happens, we will be happy. With another coach, the club had reached the 5th round ten or fifteen years ago. We would like to match this record “, warns Mhamed Belmelih.