In the columns of Midi Olympique, the opener of Bordeaux-Bègles Matthieu Jalibert returns to the departure of the coach of Bordeaux-Bègles Christophe Urios, claiming that he is not at all at the origin.
On October 22, Matthieu Jalibert played his last match with Bordeaux-Bègles before joining the Blues for the Autumn Tour. And a lot of water has flowed under the bridges of the Garonne for a month. UBB first beat Toulon by one point before losing heavily to Pau, and the president Laurent Marti decided, following this poor result which plunged the Girondin club to eleventh place in the standings, to separate from his trainer Christophe Urios. This Friday, the opener of the France team spoke in the columns of Midi Olympique on this eviction of the emblematic coach: “ I followed it remotely, from Marcoussis, with my partners at UBB. I didn’t think it was going to happen so quickly and so brutally. It was the president who made this decision because he surely felt that it was the right time to try to find a new dynamic due to the results of this start to the season. We have to adapt, but as I said, it’s now up to us leaders to take matters into our own hands to finish this season well. »
Jalibert: “There was no longer any problem with Christophe”
It will start with a trip to Perpignan this Saturday. A match with the taste of revenge for Jalibert, who had missed his meeting against USAP last season, which had earned him the harsh criticism of Christophe Urios. Five months later, the 24-year-old opener wanted to put things right about his relationship with his now ex-coach. “Since the affair last year after the match against Perpignan, I have the impression that the media have tried to oppose me permanently against Christophe. However, at the start of the season, we had a discussion, we said things to each other, period. There was no longer any problem. But obviously, it’s easy to blame me, to say it’s my fault. I never asked for Christophe’s head. When I read that Laurent fired Christophe to please me or to keep me at the club, it drives me crazy. It is completely lunar because it is totally false. Moreover, I believe that the entire workforce has a lot of respect for what it has brought to us over the past three years. With him, we have reached a milestone and we are grateful to him. “It is now up to them to move up the rankings so as not to see the Top 6 move away.