The head coach of the Venetians spoke hotly about the success on Agen
Kieran Crowley ph. Sebastiano Pessina
On the sidelines of the success of his Benetton Rugby in the Challenge Cup round of 16, at home against Agen, which led an Italian team to the quarterfinals of a European competition for the first time in history, coach Kieran Crowley analyzed the match , between positive and negative sides, also projecting towards the short-term future, which is called, in the next round, Montpellier.
“We are very happy to be the first Italian team to reach the quarter-finals of a European competition. The match was always open, we lost possession too many times and this could have brought further pressure; but when we had the chance to make the goal, we did it. This season we have found ourselves in the same situation several times and we have not been able to win, having finally succeeded makes us very happy, ”said Crowley, then projecting what awaits the lions next week.
“We have a lot of work to do in view of next week, it will be a tough match against Montpellier. Nobody expects that we will be able to win away from home, but as I told the lads we must rejoice with today’s result and from Monday we will think about the next challenge. You have to watch match after match. We are in this competition to win it, it is a knockout stage. We will play against Montpellier away from home and I repeat that probably no one believes that we can be competitive against such a team. Each season has its own story, made up of ups and downs, we hope they are not in shape that day. We will prepare for the match in the best possible way during the week and then we will see what happens. ”, Concluded the New Zealand coach, who has been at the helm of the lions last season, confident in his team’s possibilities.
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