April 13, 2024

Antoine Dupont, a major malaise for Les Bleus

Two months on, Les Bleus’ elimination by South Africa still hasn’t sunk in. And while some point the finger at Ben O’Keeffe’s refereeing and others lament the fouls committed on high balls, David Reyrat, a journalist with Le Figaro, underlines the weight of the Dupont soap opera in the daily life of the French national team until the clash with the Springboks.

Severely woun…

Two months on, Les Bleus’ elimination by South Africa still hasn’t sunk in. And while some point the finger at Ben O’Keeffe’s refereeing and others lament the fouls committed on high balls, David Reyrat, a journalist with Le Figaro, underlines the weight of the Dupont soap opera in the daily life of the French national team until the clash with the Springboks.

Severely wounded in the face during the group stage fact live in terms of news, it was to tell the story of the Dupont affair, to say that he arrived, that he trained, that he rowed, that he trained with the physical trainers, David Reyrat told Sud Radio.

Did that do the French team any harm? I’m going to say yes, because we no longer saw Fabien GalthiĆ© but only his deputies to talk about Dupont, he continued, adding: As far as the players were concerned, it didn’t go down very well, because they had the impression that the collective project came down to an individual project around Antoine Dupont. How can you build confidence in the team when day after day the players hear that without Antoine Dul would play against South Africa.