Basketball: Challans on the occasion to mark his territory against a promoted this Friday

VCB version 2022-2023 ©Grégory LAROCHE

For a first at home, the opportunity is good to start with a success. “It is essential to impose oneself at home to succeed in a good championship”, hammer the coaches and the leaders. We know that Challans broke several times on his floor last season. These accidents cost him at least one place in the top 10 in phase 1. And above all, we will have to avoid group C of fear in 2023.

Ambitions before playing the promoted

Jean-Marie Rousseau, the president of the VCB wants to be ambitious: “We want to play a real role in the play-offs, either by finishing in the first 5 of phase 1, or by placing ourselves in the first 7 of phase intermediate. In the play-offs, anything is possible. Challans will therefore have to start by taking the two points on Friday against Loon Plage.

The northerners stay between Calais and Dunkirk and they disembark from the National 2 with of course many unknowns. Crossing the level of the NM1 is a big challenge. However, Loon Plage did not rise to this level by chance.

A balance found?

For its part, Challans VCB must, from this first in Vrignaud, mark its territory. Challans VCB wants to be intractable at home. The Challandaise team is announced to be more balanced than that of last season. “About a new conductor, new musicians. It’s up to them to play the score well. The Vrignaud room must also be full and play with its players, ”continues the president.

The Challandaise formation looks good on paper again. Its interior sector is more complementary. He will leave, unlike at the start of last season, with two experienced leaders. Jérémy Bichard and Thibault Desseignet will be the metronomes of a formation which will be able to rely on the talents of Paul Turpin (21 points in Tours), Radshad Davis (14 points in Tours). But, the main thing in the eyes of the coach, Sébastien Lambert is to allow his collective to be conquering and to win.

Friday 30 September 8.30 p.m.: Challans VCB – Loon Plage.

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