“Do everything not to relive it again”

While Perpignan has retained its place in the Top 14 at the expense of Mont-de-Marsan, Patrick Arlettaz has called on its leaders to intervene to put the club in the best possible position for next season.

Perpignan has won its bet. After a complicated return to the Top 14, with nine wins for 17 losses, the Catalan club has retained its place in the elite of French rugby. Thanks to an irresistible second period, USAP won at Mont-de-Marsan during the Access Match (16-41). In front of the press after the meeting, Patrick Arlettaz wanted to salute the performance of his players. ” What the guys have done is fabulousconfided the Perpignan coach in remarks collected by theAFP. It was already a very good season, but it was only successful if we managed to hold on. That’s what we promised ourselves, that’s what we wanted to do. We did it. However, the technician assures that “now that we have experienced this dam of accession, we must do everything not to relive it again adding that he “isn’t talking about finishing fourteenth” in the Top 14.

Arlettaz: “We need help”

Indeed, taking advantage of the euphoria of this victory, Patrick Arlettaz wanted to send a message to its leaders. ” We all know our budget, we have no margin. In terms of players, self-sacrifice, self-sacrifice, we cannot do more, he added before putting his finger on what is causing the problem. But we cannot continue to train with a locker room that dates back to 1998, to have hopes that are in a center that is almost classified as unhealthy. “Assuring that “it will not be able to continue, it is no longer possible”, the Perpignan coach affirmed that “we need help”. “I’m talking about facilities, not buying stars, doubling the budget, added Patrick Arlettaz. I don’t dream, I’m not a dreamer. On the other hand, there is a minimum to have. We have a fabulous group, a fabulous audience. I think we deserve this boost. You can’t pull the rope all the time. “After a season concluded in a cleaver match, Patrick Arlettaz aspires to install USAP in the Top 14.


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