While his performance fell short of expectations on the last tour in November due to injury-hit preparations, Romain Ntamack said he found the criticism of him to be overblown.
Romain Ntamack did not experience the November tour well. Holder during the successes over Australia, South Africa then Japan, the opening half of Toulouse made a copy far from his usual standards. Recently interviewed by the magazine Noon Olympic on the subject, the son of Emile Ntamack did not hide that he was not in the best conditions during these three meetings but did not necessarily appreciate the criticisms that followed his performances. ” I was a little inside, I was coming back from a long injury and I was not forgiven for much, especially in the media “, he confided. Highlighting the fact that he “didn’t have much to reproach himself for” during his previous outings in blue, the player with 32 selections had the impression of a certain exaggeration in the remarks to his against. ” On this tour, I felt that we quickly wanted to shoot me on a lot of points “, he adds.
🇬🇧 Aware of the expectations that have always accompanied him since the beginning of his career, and if he says he is frustrated with his three performances during the November tour, the person concerned has had a hard time with the criticisms he considers excessive.
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Ntamack: “The frustration was individual”
If he expected to be criticized, Romain Ntamack did not think it would be so strong. “I did not expect it perhaps at this point, assures the Toulousain. After a month and a half without playing and two or three games inside, I thought they would be more lenient with me. It is clear that no. “Nevertheless, the opening half of the Blues is not exempt from any reproach, ensuring to have emerged frustrated from this tour. ” I wanted to do better than what I did, he says. I gave myself the means to be ready at that time. If the staff had seen fit not to retain me, they would not have taken me. Physically, I was ready. Rugbystically, I was surely missing a few benchmarks. But the frustration was individual, it concerned my performances. “Individual poor performance that the tricolor number 10 has “put into perspective” in view of the results. A complicated autumn that Romain Ntamack will be keen to make people forget this Sunday with the entry into the running of the XV of France in the 6 Nations Tournament.