In lack of realism, the Toulouse, who remained on three successes, were beaten at home by Chaumont (0-3).
“Frustration”: this is undoubtedly the word we heard the most after the Toulouse home defeat on Friday night against Chaumont (0-3). With in filigree the question of which we will never know the answer: what would have happened if the Spacer’s had won this first set which they have widely known (8-5, 15-11, 22-20), before finally crack at 23-23 (23-25). “It’s our fault if we don’t win this set”, immediately decided Gijs Jorna, pointing out “too much waste and a bad attitude”.
“It’s terrible to be joined in the last row and we had trouble recovering,” also admits Joachim Panou. Best scorer of his own (18 points), the ex-Montpellier then referred to the start of the second set in the extended course the Spacer’s, no doubt first turned against themselves, followed in vain arbitration disputes which took them out of the match (4-10, 12-17, 15-25).
The day without from Cagliari …
If they tried to turn the tide of the match in the third inning, especially five game points, the day without lived by Daniel Cagliari did not really help his partners. “It happens”, just commented Stéphane Sapinart concerning the sad performance of his sharp (2 points), yet best in the championship (21.5 pts avg.) At kickoff.
While they had always managed to take at least one point in their last five games, this zero point loss “is a stopping blow”, agrees Jorna. “We were able to win at least two sets and we do not lose because Chaumont is better, but because we did not do our job well”, finally concluded the Dutch international. Angry…