Still in the process of breaking in, the France team was sorely lacking in aggressiveness and clearly bowed to a more established Norway (21-30) during its first preparatory match for the Olympics on Sunday in Bayonne. “They don’t put in more than usual, we’re the ones who put in less. We lack aggressiveness on everything ”. The first half between France and Norway had just been whistled that Grace Zaadi Deuna was delivering an analysis which would also be valid at the end of the match. While the Norwegians seemed to be reciting phases of the game already integrated, the French women seemed to be well borrowed for a long time. The fact that Olivier Krumbholz does not communicate the list for the Olympics until Monday probably did not help Coralie Lassource, new captain, and her teammates to free themselves. At the start of the match, we saw them too slow in attack and too low in defense. They also lost a lot of balls in the offensive phase, when they weren’t hitting the opposing goalkeepers. Led 11/17 at the break, they struggled to compare against a team visibly more advanced in their preparation. Krumbholz had to push his voice Olivier Krumbholz had to push his voice in the second period to wake up his troops. “Set it on fire! We get walked on. Even if it is less organized, we will fight ”, could we hear on the channel L’Equipe. The tactician had clearly identified the problem. Still in break-in, his players could not get out of patterns that were too readable by their opponents, such as the systematic search for the pivot in attack. Best at the end of the game Little by little, many problems began to be resolved. Alexandra Lacrabère has always shown the way. And even if the score was acquired for Norway, the defense made the effort to remobilize at the end, allowing Cleopatra Darleux to do something other than recover the ball at the back of the net. The defeat is certainly wide, but the preparation is far from over and the rise in power will not be long. read also All Handball news

The center-half of the France team Alison Pineau reacts after the defeat of the Blues against Norway (21-30) in a preparation match before the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The France team lost heavily to Norway (21-30) in a preparation match before the Olympic Games in Tokyo. At the end of the meeting, Olivier Krumbholz gave his analysis of the meeting.

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