Appointed Rennes coach at the beginning of March, Bruno Genesio claims to have joined a “top club” to which he wants to restore the culture of winning, a little found with the Coupe de France in 2019.
He found a “heavy atmosphere” when discovering his new workforce. Almost a month after being appointed Rennes coach to replace Julien Stéphan, who resigned, Bruno Genesio gave his squad a little smile again, winner of his last two games, before moving to Reims on Sunday (3 p.m., 31st day of Ligue 1). He sets an ambitious course for his players, who remained on a single victory in their last nine games when taking office.
“Winning and not going on the field to draw a draw”
“I want to instill this desire to play the matches, whatever the match, whatever the place, whatever the team to win, he explains in an interview with Ouest-France. Winning and not entering a field saying today, we are playing PSG, if we draw, that’s good. I think it’s something that we must anchor here to the team, in the club. I think my vision of the club a little outside is this. “
“It’s a top club, but maybe we are a little lacking this desire to win, th is culture of winning that has been rediscovered recently since there is a Coupe de France that has been won, there has a qualification in the Champions League, and that must be further increased, adds the former Lyon technician. This requirement is high level sport, it is competition. is to win and that can be cultivated, it can be worked on. “
Passed through China after his departure from Lyon in 2019, Genesio wants to bring a fresh and enthusiastic outlook to a group deeply affected by its winter results crisis.
“The atmosphere was sad. It was global. Obviously when we lost eight games out of nine, we can not be happy, but I found that the atmosphere was heavy. We have the chance to do a passionate job. . We had lost this notion of pleasure, the players came to do their work. However, I consider that playing football, being a coach, is not a job. There are sacrifices to be made, choices, constraints but it is above all a pleasure. We have worked a lot on confidence and on this general atmosphere of pleasure. “