Gonzalo Quesada spoke at press conference after Stade Francais’ 38-21 defeat to Racing 92 in the Top 14 quarterfinals. “Racing deserved the victory, I don’t know if with a big difference in score,” he said in first place.
The head coach of Stade Francais analyzed what was the fall in the quarterfinals of the contest: “We knew our chances weren’t great. But over the course of the game there were a lot of mistakes. We certainly didn’t prepare well for our game. The first twenty minutes cost us a lot. We are proud of the Stade Français season. And we thank Racing for for show us how far we have to go, “he said.
After the first half with a wide difference on the scoreboard, the Argentine had a talk with the players and tried to change the course of the game. “I got to the locker room first, I spoke with my heart. Then we talked about strategy for the second part: what we were going to do and what we would demonstrate”Quesada commented.
Finally, he closed with talking about the performance of Gael Fickou, former Stade Francais player, and concluded: “It’s part of the game, the situation was special. I was a bit surprised to see him score on his first ball he touched,” he closed.