April 13, 2024

Refereeing: Antoine Dupont’s radical decision after the World Cup

Antoine Dupont had never really talked about the World Cup quarter-final loss to South Africa by a single point just over a month ago. In a discussion with Thierry Henry for the Youtube channel Bros., the French XV captain reveals that he felt compelled to replay the match quite quickly.

I watched it the next morning because I couldn’t sleep. I slept for a few hours, the…

Antoine Dupont had never really talked about the World Cup quarter-final loss to South Africa by a single point just over a month ago. In a discussion with Thierry Henry for the Youtube channel Bros., the French XV captain reveals that he felt compelled to replay the match quite quickly.

I watched it the next morning because I couldn’t sleep. I slept for a few hours, then I couldn’t do it anymore. I said to myself, ‘Well, I’ll watch it now, so I won’t have to replay it afterwards. in the words he used in a heated press conference.

It’s mainly the refereeing stuff that I wanted to see again, confirms Dupont in his interview with Henry. In 2019 we lost the quarter-final by one point, and I never watched it afterwards. But this one, I wanted to see it again. I had to, I think I needed to. You always have this impression on the pitch, which isn’t necessarily the same afterwards. It was to see if this feeling of injustice we had was real. In the end, it’s useless, it’s of no use, except perhaps to accept things more easily, or to understand certain things…. Has

Dupont understood the reasons for Les Bleus’ failure? Has he changed his mind about the team’s performance?