The reception of Saint-Raphaël, this Friday evening, best defense of the championship, promises to be difficult for Fenix Toulouse.
Barely enough time to take a break from their trip to Poland at the start of the week when they faced Wisla Plock (defeat 33-29) in the European League, that the Toulouse are already on the bridge, this Friday evening, on behalf of the 8th day of Starligue (20 hours). A sequence not easy to manage whether in terms of recovery as that of the tactical implementation and a match scheduled 24 hours later would not have been a luxury for the training of Danijel Andjelkovic …
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Still, it must be done with and the Toulouse are expecting a tight and complicated game tonight, against the Var who have made an excellent start to the season, relying on the best defense in the championship to occupy this day 3rd place in the Starligue. “We expect them to be low in front of us and their central ax is tough, it’s very compact”, worries Danijel Andjelkovic who is not sure to have all his strength. on the rear base, Ayoub Abdi’s return to competition must be validated (or not) today.
To pass the Var boulder, Pierrick Chelle’s teammates will therefore have to be imaginative, strive to set the pace and above all, tend to their game towards the outside, a trend in recent weeks while it is one of the members of the Toulouse strategy. A point that the staff and the players have targeted but the sequence of European and domestic meetings prevents having time to seriously work on the issue. But the Fenix has shown that it has resources, especially during its last outing in Nîmes in the Starligue, from which it will be necessary to know how to draw inspiration to disrupt the Var collective this evening.