The coach of the French team appreciated the progress seen on Thursday night against Lithuania (98-77) but has not yet made his choice for the group that will play the Euro.
Vincent Collet (coach of the French team, after the victory against Lithuania): “We really progressed, and made a lot of effort. After a difficult start in defense, the level was raised in the 7th minute. The Lithuanians stayed a long time to 19 points (8 minutes, time for the Blues to pass a 15-0, and bring the score to 34-19). We progressed in attack, we were more demanding in the construction of the game, more rigorous and less impatient. We finish with 30 assists and 10 lost balls. The interest of this match is that there will be a rematch at home on Tuesday. They will want us to pay for what they have been subjected to (98-77). It will be necessary to be ready to stem the green tide.
Regarding the selection, there will be no cuts in the number this (Thursday) evening. The last events (injuries of Joffrey Lauvergne in the knee, of Vincent Poirier in the calf, recall of Mathias Lessort after that of Axel Toupane) made that it was premature, although some, like Axel Toupane, with Its defensive impact, have evident points. The news about Joffrey is reassuring. The doctor even said that if the final of the Euro had taken place tonight, he could have played. But caution is still a must. He should be back with Vincent Poirier in Toulouse. But that’s very good. We will be in the best conditions to continue working until the tournament. We are not behind in the preparation process. “