As of this Friday (2-3) defeated at home by AS Monaco, Stade Renais lost valuable points in the race to the Champions League. At the end of the match, coach Bruno Genesio spoke of his team’s defeat, while showing a combative state of mind to end the season.
For the first time since 11 February and a setback against PSG (1–0), Stade Renais suffered a loss against AS Monaco (2–3). A result that doesn’t suit Martin Terrier’s teammates, who lose precious points in the race for the Champions League. As evidence, Monegasque is only three units away from the third place held by Breton.
Frustrated with the scenario of the meeting, Rennes coach Bruno Genesio regretted the “gross errors” on the part of his players, but recognized Monaco’s superiority at the meeting: “We played a great team, it was necessary to underscore the value of it.” is the opponent when he is strong.”
“We are disappointed but not defeated”
The technician didn’t want to “overwhelm” his players, who had to deal with a few absences. Especially in defence, with packages from Nayef Aguerd and Loïc Badé. It is in this context that the young warmed Omari had to wear the dress of the central kaj. A task that is not very clear to someone who is living his first season with the pros but can count on the support of the Frenchman Genesio: “Omari was so disappointed, I asked him to raise his head as he Well done matches. Now we’re going to help him recover.”
Despite this defeat, Rennes does not intend to give up and will play the final match desperately to maintain his place on the podium and believe in qualifying for the next Champions League: “It’s a blow but by no means It will not stop us from achieving our objectives (…) We are disappointed but not discouraged.
A growing race for Europe
To prove that his players were full of resources, Genesio recalls that they almost came back to score: “We could have been back at 2-2, we pushed to the end, we didn’t know.” Diya (…) Now we have 6 matches left and we will still focus on playing our game to get as many points as possible.”
It is against another serious contender in the race for Europe that Rennes will have to reinvent himself with Wednesday’s Tour (9 p.m.) to Strasbourg. Julian Steffen’s men, who are currently fifth in the standings, could be back within a point of Raines, in the event of a breakthrough against Troyes this Sunday (3 p.m.).