Guillaume Issner, Media365, published on Saturday January 01, 2022 at 1:08 p.m.
At the end of his contract with Stade Toulouse at the end of the season, Maxime Médard does not know what his future will be like at 35. In a press conference, his trainer Ugo Mola explained himself on the file, and a possible extension.
On this first day of the year 2022, Maxime Médard takes one more step towards the end of his lease at the Toulouse Stadium. Whoever is playing his 18th season with his favorite club will be at the end of his contract in June. But adjoining? The question has not yet been answered but Ugo Mola let it be known at a press conference on Friday that the club is working on it with his 35-year-old player. And the beautiful story would be an extension is not the number one criterion in this soap opera. ” The luck of the extension, there is only the ground which gives it, it is neither Ugo Mola nor the management of the club which gives anything. We judge the performance and also we build the workforce in anticipation of future deadlines. The last season or not the last is always a delicate question and on too much respect for Max (Médard) to be the only ones to decide, judges the Toulouse technician by recalling that high level sport is a sport for young people. “
The emotional aspect takes a back seat
“The player’s desire to continue is totally legitimate, it is not because we will not answer that we will get angry, it is not because we will answer that we will make a pass. -right. It’s all a matter of workforce balance, ”he explains. The two parties are negotiating on this subject. After the recent extensions of Antoine Dupont, Julien Marchand, Cyril Baille and François Cros, what about the future of the former French international with 63 selections? “We gave ourselves a little time to talk about the rest, but quickly we will see clearly on the future of Max at the Toulouse Stadium”, assures Mola. This season, Maxime Médard has played ten matches, including the first day of the Champions Cup in Cardiff, and scored three tries.