The Toulouse Stadium continues to ensure the future by extending the contracts of its internationals. Cyril Baille is the latest. He is now Toulousain until June 2027.
Cyril Baille will therefore be from Toulouse until 2027! News of his contract extension arrived last Sunday, as a gift to supporters. ” I will then be 34 in September “, Has fun counting the international pillar who arrived at Stade Toulouse as a cadet in 2009, winning a first title of champion of France for his first season in Red and Black. At the time, he knocked on the door of the first team, the holder at his post was called Jean-Baptiste Poux. He then battled with Steenkamp and Kakovin for a few minutes of playing time before currently becoming one of the best in the world at his post.
A reference that Stade Toulouse wanted to control a year before the end of his contract in June 2023, even if Cyril Baille did not really want a change. The case was therefore studied in two weeks: ” It’s a club that gave me a lot, where I feel very good because I’m surrounded by a lot of friends here so it was important for me to continue the adventure with Toulouse. I am also happy to have the confidence of the club and it will be up to me to disappoint anyone and continue to give my maximum for the team. Having such a long contract takes a load off me, but I know that you also have to assume this mark of confidence. ”
Through his smile and the sound of his voice, it’s easy to understand that he never wanted to go and see if the grass was greener elsewhere. ” I have always signed fairly long contracts, because I have never seen myself leave the Toulouse Stadium. I have the chance to evolve with friends with whom I have been playing since 2009 such as Doudou, Arthur, Thomas. Afterwards, Antoine arrived and now Anthony with whom I am very close. We must be aware of this chance. I also believe that there is a moral contract between the Stadium and me. When I was injured, the club supported me a lot and never let me down. I owe him a lot, I am very grateful and I think today we have a pact of trust because everyone has been there for me in difficult times. “
At 28, Cyril Baille has already known the titles but also the doubts, spending almost two years away from the field. He therefore still has the enthusiasm of a junior, happy to be able to make a living from his passion, and this thirst to always convince: ” Above all, you must not believe you are happening. By signing for such a long time the trap would be to rest on its laurels. Above all, you shouldn’t take yourself for someone else. My job allows me to remain humble because we are always learning. If you stop working, you’re sure to get knocked down in melee. It’s a position that requires a lot of rigor, in which we are always making progress. This is what makes its beauty and its difficulty. ”
Everything suggests that the best years of the Toulouse pillar are ahead of him, even if his record is already impressive. He still has time to write some nice lines, whether in club but also with the France team, before the end of his new contract: ” 2027, I’m not longing to be because it will still feel a bit like the end. We’ll see what state I’ll be in, but I’ll be close to my last years. In any case, I will continue to take care of my body to try to perform well over time. “ But for the moment, he thinks only of Clermont, impatient to find the competition after two weeks “at rest” forced.