Interuniversity world championships in Barcelona: good rehearsal earlier than the Coupe de France match in opposition to Paris FC for the defender of Cosne, Léo Souchet

It will likely be two completely different worlds for him every week aside. However the boy has his head on his shoulders. Léo Souchet, 21, right-back holder within the Cosne staff, was entitled from Wednesday November 9 to Saturday November 12, in Barcelona (Spain), to a life-size rehearsal for the eighth spherical of the Coupe de France in opposition to Paris FC, Saturday November 19, on the Raphaël-Giraux stadium (5 p.m.).

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The third-year pupil from UFR-Staps in Le Creusot was within the group of sixteen gamers who left to defend the colours of the Middle Universitaire Condorcet on the inter-university world championships within the capital of Catalonia. “Two months in the past, we have been warned that we have been going there. Afterwards, you needed to be within the group of sixteen, ”he explains. “I am fortunate, I used to be chosen. There was competitors, we have been about forty to say a spot. I do know there have been disappointments. »

“Over there, we go, resolutely, into one other dimension”

Arrived on web site, Léo Souchet (accompanied on his journey by one other Cosnois participant, Vincent Maréchal, 19, participant of the second reserve of the Union cosnoise sportive, who performs within the first departmental division), had the impression of discovering a world he didn’t know. “Over there, we go, resolutely, into one other dimension. Simply in relation to every day life in Le Creusot. Twenty-two nations have been represented, there have been three thousand college students from Europe, Asia and Africa particularly. It is actually unbelievable. »

Léo Souchet was on the inter-university world championships in Barcelona, ​​earlier than the Coupe de France on Saturday in Paris FC (Ligue 2)

Léo Souchet and his staff, composed primarily of components evolving in golf equipment starting from the departmental to the… Nationale 3, didn’t have time to play vacationers. “From Thursday morning, we met our first opponent, a staff from the College of Science and Expertise Houari Boumediene, primarily based in Algiers. We received 12-0. We continued the afternoon with a defeat in opposition to a enterprise faculty in Paris. »

There was communion between all the scholars from all of the nations.

It was then that Léo Souchet actually realized what was happening round him. “There have been folks across the grounds, different college students coming to encourage their “colleagues”. It was very nice. I actually took this journey to coronary heart, like all my teammates. We have been all involved. There was communion between all the scholars from all of the nations. »

After this wealthy first day, Léo Souchet and the Creusotins college students continued on Friday, November 11, in opposition to the College of Exeter (England). “We had began nicely the day earlier than regardless of the defeat in opposition to Paris. We stated to ourselves that it was, all the identical, in our ropes. Consequence, we received after additional time 2-0. »

I’ll have, for a very long time, pictures in my head of this fabulous expertise. I had by no means skilled this.

The following day, in opposition to Aix-en-Provence, it was a very completely different matter. “It is an enormous college, very well-known with high gamers. We narrowly misplaced 1-0, however we could not do something. »

This well-known journey ended there for Léo Suchet and his comrades. “Not too severe actually. So far as I’m involved, I’ll have pictures of this fabulous expertise in my head for a very long time. I had by no means skilled this. I am able to do all of it once more. »

“This Cup match, all of us dream of it”

Again on Sunday night at Le Creusot, he resumed the course of classes and coaching. With, on the finish of the week, the beautiful carrot of the Coupe de France. “Usually, when there isn’t any Cup, I prepare each Wednesday with the Creusot staff which performs in Regional 2. He accepts me and it is nice like that. »

Léo Souchet is just not fairly in his match on Saturday in opposition to Paris FC but. “Sure, it is true, it is not fairly every week just like the others,” he concedes. “It is a historic match within the historical past of the membership, but additionally of the membership. This Cup match, all of us dream of it. Afterwards, sportingly talking, there’s a huge hole on paper. Within the earlier spherical, for instance, Laval, which performs in Ligue 2, was taken out by a staff from R1, Orvault. So, we are saying why not, in any case? »

His keep in Barcelona gave wings and motivation to the right-back Cosnois. “Certainly, it was glorious coaching for Saturday’s recreation. I calculated: within the area of three days, with these 4 matches of twice twenty-two minutes, it’s as if I had performed two of ninety minutes. I am prepared. »

Journey. A local of the Cosnoise metropolis, Léo Souchet began within the self-discipline on the age of seven within the ASL Saint-Père membership, earlier than becoming a member of the Cosnoise ranks six years later and climbing the ladder of the completely different classes of younger folks till the flag staff.

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