“He is capable of doing things that nobody can do”: criticized for his defensive errors, the XV winger of France Teddy Thomas was supported Thursday by his trainer at Racing 92 Laurent Travers and by his teammates.
Faced with press articles and recent criticisms suffered on social networks by Teddy Thomas, the manager of Racing Laurent Travers believes that it is “important to respect man above all. It is going a bit far and we must stop”.
“I know Teddy, he is someone who likes challenges and contrary to what can be written or said, he will take up the challenge and take it up well. He is able to do things that nobody can do”, continued Travers, saying that “it’s always easy (to criticize) when you freeze the picture”.
Best test scorer in the European Cup with six tries in four matches and third-best in the Top 14 with also six tries in just seven games, Thomas has had less success since the start of the Six Nations Tournament with a try against Italy (35-22) and, in defense, number of missed tackles.
“”Today you are less than nothing but if he wins the Grand Slam in France it will be the king. In both directions it takes to measure,” warned Travers while France is the only unbeaten team after his two other victories against England (24-17) and Wales (27-23).
“By being less decisive with the France team, people criticize him, but there have not been many balls outside,” defended the third line of Racing Wenceslas Lauret. “Three balls (against the Welsh) it’s difficult to express yourself, but when he has the ball in hand you know it’s dangerous”.
Melee Teddy Iribaren goes in the same direction: “He is so on another planet, he is so strong. He is capable of the best as of the worst, when it is the best everyone adores him and when he is not so good … people today have a little easy criticism, they let off steam on social networks.”