The Rennes coach only moderately appreciated the performance of his players at Bollaert on Saturday evening…

Bruno Genesio (Rennes coach, after the 1-0 defeat in Lens ) : “It’s not frustration, but rather anger. As much as we lost matches by being combative or good in the game, today we deserved to concede other goals. In the defensive animation, we were rather correct, we managed to recover balls, but afterwards we did nothing, or passes that were too short, too deep, in touch… That’s where we had peach. When you can’t manage to chain two passes… We hardly got any chances.

It is an unacceptable performance, to be forgotten very quickly, and which will require a big questioning of everyone. There are attitudes that we didn’t have before. We didn’t play as a team, we had 11 players on the pitch, not a team. We cannot afford to play every man for himself. We don’t deserve anything better, even if we concede a goal in the 89th minute. It’s a non-match, a catastrophic match. By dint of hearing that we are one of the best teams in France, I think it’s time to go back to the basics, behave again as a team and react quickly.»

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