Ligue 1 (5th day). Stade Rennais – Reims: 0-2
On Friday, at a press conference, Bruno Genesio had insisted on the lack of “nastiness” of his team. He had his answer against Reims (0-2): he leads a herd of lambs and not a pack of wolves. The two achievements of Ekitike (25 ‘) and Koffi (57’) showed all the current flaws in the Rennes block. After a first unworthy act offensively, defensively and quite simply collectively, the Rennes team then tried to give themselves more consistency, consistency in the game, but without ever being dangerous. Despite a mobile Tait and a free kick on a bar by Bourigeaud (56 ‘).
Quickly deprived of Terrier (thigh), after having had to give up the presence of Majer (hip), Rennes was made “walk”, as indicated, at the break, at the microphone of Amazon Prime, Hamari Traoré. “In football, you cannot win if you are not aggressive, not by making mistakes, but in front of the goal, to get the three points, to get another goal”, slips Oscar Garcia, the Reims coach, all happy to return to winning. A first for the Champagne club since March 21 (0-1 in Dijon).
“Limit shame …”
“It was bland. They stepped on us. I hope we are not afraid. If you want to be in front, you have to win the duels, be on your feet. It’s the little details that make the difference between the 12th, 8th, 5th, 3rd. We need to take back the DNA that made our strength as quickly as possible. We have to wake up ”, annoys Romain Salin. “We didn’t see anything defensively, we didn’t see anything offensively, we didn’t see any duplication. I am very, very disappointed, I have limit ashamed, for our public, for whom I know what the sacrifices represent to come to two games in a row at home. We will digest, we will settle this from tomorrow between us. If I rushed in the stretchers a bit this week, it’s because I was feeling things, but I didn’t think we could go that low. If I weren’t worried, I would be unconscious. If we display the same face… ”, noted, dumbfounded, Bruno Genesio.
Facing Tottenham on Thursday, Rennes will simply have to exist. It would already be a novelty.
Referee: Mr. Leonard
GOALS. Reims: Ekitike (26 ‘), Koffi (67’).
Warnings. Rennes: Aguerd (57 ‘); Reims: Munetsi (60 ‘), Gravillon (78’).
RENNES: Salin – Traore (cap), Truffert (Assignon, 68 ‘), Aguerd, Omari – Bourigeaud (Tel, 74’), Santamaria (Sulemana, 69 ‘), Tait – Laborde, Terrier (Ugochukwu, 26’), Guirassy (Abline , 75 ‘). Coach: Bruno Genesio.
REIMS: Rajkovic – Gravillon, Faes, Abdelhamid (cap) – Foket, Munetsi, Matusiwa, Konan, Ekitike (Koffi, 59 ‘), Kebbal (Mbuku, 83’) – Van Bergen (Berisha, 68 ‘). Coach: Oscar Garcia.
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