As the opening match against the All-Blacks approaches, Emmanuel Macron meets the XV of France on Monday at the Renaissance hotel in Rueil-Malmaison.
As he had been able to do for the French Football Team, Emmanuel Macron decided to meet the staff and players of the XV of France to encourage them for the World Cup. The President of the Republic took the bus with the players to travel between the training stadium and the Renaissance Hotel in Rueil-Malmaison. He then addressed them, asking them to make the French “proud and happy“.
“You are the greatest team”
The President of the Republic lavished encouragement on them: “You are at home, you are the best prepared team in the world, there is no doubt about it.“, he launched to them, while defending himself from”want to put pressure on them“. All the same, he concluded with a speech that sounded almost martial: “No room for economy, give everything. You are the greatest team. You will be brothers in arms who will fight until the last second (…). The team is bigger, the nation is bigger than each of you. But make us proud and happy“. Let’s hope that these presidential words will help the Blues in their quest for a first world title.