National football kicks off Top 10: The most loyal players in Ligue 1
Beautiful prize for Tigi Savagnier. Known as one of the best players in Ligue 1 for a few years now, the Montpellier midfielder has been chosen by France coach Sylvain Ripoll to play in the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. On the programme, the Habs team, accompanied by André-Pierre Gignac and Florian Thauvin, will face Mexico, South Africa and the Japanese host country.
But before the friction of these three competitors, Tigi Savagnier yesterday returned to his call-up for the Olympic tournament. At a press conference, the 29-year-old stated for the first time that “the coach did not give me the answers” to his “reasons for choosing”, he only asked me if I was ready to conduct the Olympics this summer and gave me the nod without thinking. Absolutely. When the coach called me, I was at the camp site, I was making an aperitif with my mates. I was surprised but the coach saw that he could trust me.”
And if he says himself well physically, the former resident of Nîmes Olympique is also ambitious: “We have a good group, we collaborate well. We have to work well together and have the best possible championship. If we go there”, it’s a return of the medal. Going there to look pretty, it doesn’t matter. In everyone’s head is the pursuit of it,” urges Tigi Savagnier.
Held with the French national team to compete in the Tokyo Olympics, Montpellier midfielder Tigi Savagnier (29) deciphered a delicious tale regarding his call-up. The ex-Neem player, who says himself well physically, is also ambitious.