After its first three successes (3-0 against Romania, Greece and Portugal), the French volleyball team passed a first test against Bulgaria in the first round of the European Championships this Monday evening in Montpellier. In front of more than 5021 excited spectators, Laurent Tillie's players succeeded him hands down. Irresistible, they even devoured the Bulgarians 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-14) in just 1h10 'and maintaining a very high level of play.
"A perfect match"
"It's a perfect match, one of the most beautiful matches of the French team, congratulates Laurent Tillie. We managed to smother and extinguish Bulgaria. I loved it. Now that we have got used to this quality of play, we have to maintain it. "
Julien Lyneel, Kevin Le Roux and Kevin Tillie still made a big performance. Injured since the start of the Euro, Earvin Ngapeth, played his first few minutes on the floor for the last two points of the first set. At the top of Pool A and already qualified for the Round of 16, the French will face Italy on Wednesday to maintain their 1st place.
"We are here for that, we gradually build up power since the beginning of the competition. The match against Italy will be important ", considers the central Kevin Le Roux.