reindeer: "Maybe our team lacks maturity"Genesio Point

After a 2-1 loss against Strasbourg on Wednesday evening, Rennes saw Alsatian and Monaco recover in the standings. The race to the Champions League promises to be tough and Rennes coach Bruno Genacio cited a “lack of maturity” about his team.

This is a defeat that hurts from an accounting standpoint. Even though it finishes third in Ligue 1, Stade Renais, following their defeat at Strasbourg on Wednesday evening, sees its opponents recovering in the standings. The Alsatians, their executioner of the evening, as well as Monaco now have the same number of points as the Bretons. Nice two units, lens three.

“Maybe our team lacks a bit of maturity”, admitted Bruno Genesio at a press conference to justify Rennes’ record against the big players, taking only eight points against the 7 best teams in Ligue 1. “It’s the statistics that speak, even the coach is sorry. Whether it’s a mental problem or something, it’s hard to answer.”

“Let’s hope we learn soon”

That requires a win in a derby on Sunday against Lorient, who are playing for their survival in the elite. Meanwhile, Bruno Genesio continues to be measured at the mention of the stage. “I often brake with both feet when people talk to me about the Champions League, second place, the best team in the championship,” he explained. We did great things, but we also have a team that is learning at the highest level. Let’s hope we learn quickly so that we can end this season well.”

That requires a win in a derby on Sunday against Lorient, who are playing for their survival in the elite. Meanwhile, Bruno Genesio continues to be measured at the mention of the podium. “I often brake with both feet when people talk to me about the Champions League, second place, the best team in the championship,” he explained. We did great things, but we also have a team that is learning at the highest level. Let’s hope we learn quickly so that we can end this season well.”

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