Pontoise wants to extend its celebration in SwedenPhoto: Courtesy AS Pontoise Cergy
AS Pontoise Cergy defended its crown in France two days ago and now wants to secure favorable result against Eslovs (May 7th, 16:00, live on www.laola1.tv) in the first final leg of TTCLM
AS Pontoise Cergy hopes that this May will be historic month for them. Two days ago they secured second consecutive title in the French ProA League, but now want more. Next challenge is the 2015/16 Table Tennis Champions League Men final against Eslovs Al Bordtennis, and first leg will be held this Saturday (May 7th, 16:00, live on www.laola1.tv) in the Swedish city of Eslov (returning match on May 29th). In the last two seasons Pontoise has achieved its two biggest successes, taking TTCLM trophy in 2014 and national championships in 2015, but now has a chance for the very first double crown.
Coach Christian ADAM is aware of the importance of this moment. Speaking yesterday about upcoming clash in Sweden, he stressed:
“We were fighting until last night for the title of French champions in ProA league and have got it, for the second consecutive season. We will now be able to focus on our matches against Eslovs. We know it will be very difficult as we have already met in the group. One match won in Sweden and a defeat at home”.
Pontoise confirmed its readiness two days ago, as they beat the biggest rival in the ProA and the 2012 TTCLM finalist Chartres, three rounds before the ending of the season. Tristan FLORE brought two points in the 4:2 win, against Robert GARDOS (in straight games) and Alexandre ROBINOT.
“The fitness of players will make the difference in the final. We hope a good match and a favorable result for our team in Eslovs”, concluded Coach ADAM.