Thibaud Briet hails "a big performance" from Nantes against Szeged

Thibaud Briet (left back of Nantes): “It's a big perf. We were outsiders and these are two bonus points for us in the race for 6th place in the group (qualifying for the 8th finals). It's great to play in this room for the return of the Champions League, it's been over a year. Frankly, only pleasure, a sick intensity and a victory that feels good. Since the start of the season, we have shown that we are solid. We suffered a big defeat in Kielce (40-33) and we bounced back. We beat big chunks, Paris (37-33 at the Champions Trophy)Montpellier (Montpellier, 30-29 in the Championship), it's good that we confirm against Szeged who have really been an accomplished team in the Champions League for many years. We want to play at this level and perform at home. And we want to go back to the Final Four which is a great memory (finalist in 2018, semi-finalist in 2021). »

Grégory Cojean (Nantes coach): “It's a full match, with a lot of intensity, a lot of strategy. I am very proud of my team. We played a very, very good match, perhaps our best since the start of the season. We stayed mentally strong in times when we could have taken a splinter, when we found ourselves outnumbered. We did what we wanted, put the rhythm. »

Juan Carlos Pastor (Szeged coach): “Nantes deserved to win. We led at first, but then we lost balls and missed easy shots. It's difficult to win here by conceding 35 goals. It's not our level, it's time to get back to work. Congratulations also to Nantes for the atmosphere in the room, which was fantastic. »

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