At the time of facing Wales this Saturday (3:45 p.m.) in the Six Nations Tournament, Antoine Dupont warned his tricolor partners.
The Blues made history when they crushed England at home, last Saturday as part of the VI Nations Tournament (10-53). A resounding success that however quickly had to be put aside to refocus on the continuation and end of the competition. Because indeed, if they shone at Twickenham, the French are not the best placed to win the final trophy, they who currently occupy second place in the standings, four units behind Ireland. And while they only have one game left to play (against Wales this Saturday at the Stade de France) to hope to reverse the trend, the Blues must not make any mistakes.
And especially not to see themselves too beautiful. In any case, this is what Antoine Dupont wanted to emphasize. Friday at a press conference, the tricolor scrum half issued a warning to the whole group to remind him not to overplay. ” It’s a risk and we talked about it this week. But I dare to hope that the group is now quite experienced. “In his remarks relayed by RMC, the tricolor international continued his observation: “ We have experienced ups and downs and we know that at this level, we cannot relax, lower the level of vigilance, at the risk of falling back into our failings with matches lost or which are played out on a detail on the last action. »
Beware of overconfidence
Antoine Dupont hopes who he and his partners will be ” stronger and canary at this level“, but he gave a blow to the caution to have against the Welsh. ” It must not fall into overconfidence and a drop in vigilance which can only be negative for the preparation of the match. However, the native of Lannemezan remains confident, just enough. ” I don’t think that was the case this week. We have been studious to prepare for this match as well as possible. »