Broadcast on television for the first time this Friday evening (8 p.m.) during the reception of Tourcoing on behalf of the eleventh day, the Toulouse hope to take the opportunity to start again.
It’s a first. And we might as well write it right away, we understood well by listening to Yann Kerihuel that it was time for this to happen. “It is for the moment the only match that the League (national volleyball, editor’s note) and beIN (the broadcaster of League A since this season, editor’s note) have kindly granted Toulouse, home and away including until January next included”, first specifies the Toulouse president.
“I contribute like the other clubs to the League and I find that it is a bit limited in terms of television equity. I deeply regret it and I have already raised it”, he continued. And since the best way to bring back the cameras is undoubtedly to offer a “spectacle” at the height, the Spacer’s intend to be worthy of the appointment. “We broke the record for paying people for the reception of Chaumont (3-2, last November 19, editor’s note): that means that there is a craze. We want to be part of this notion of spectacle in the long term. This is an opportunity for us to promote the Spacer’s in a television medium”, adds the new boss of the club. “Economically there is no repercussion but in terms of image, visibility, it is very important for the Spacer’s brand”, completes the latter.
“This media coverage must be a plus”
From a strictly sporting point of view, the men of Patrick Duflos would therefore be well advised to show their best side. The one too rarely glimpsed since the start of the championship. “Something has to take that is not taking at the moment. There is a concern about the consistency of the desire to perform. We knew it would take time but that is up to the players and it is up to them to show that they are able to go higher,” said Kerihuel on this subject.
Faced with a team that squatted on the podium for a long time before experiencing a little slack (three defeats in the last four meetings), the teammates of Maximiliano Chirivino (12are, 7 defeats in 10 games) will have to “sublimate” to stay in the wake of the top 8, the club’s objective. “I expect the same performance and the same result as against Chaumont. The players are able to do it and this media coverage must be a plus for them”, concludes the Toulouse president.
Win, you are filmed!