Bruno Genesio (Rennes): “A team that is starting to take shape”



Strasbourg marks the start of a series of eleven matches from here world Cup. With the objective of getting closer to the podium?
No, there is no podium objective before the break or whatever. What is important is to continue to progress in the game, through which we will have results over time. We obviously didn’t take all the points we could have taken, but I feel a team that is starting to take shape. We were making progress before the break. If we continue, we will necessarily have a number of points that will allow us to be at the top of the ranking. But there will only have been fifteen Championship matches played, it will still be too early to draw any conclusions.

“We also manage to manage our weak times better and to reverse compromised situations, but I hope that we will also be able to better concretize our strong times”

According to statistics published this week by the LFP on the start of the season, Rennes comes out on top in terms of the distance covered, the number of sprints and the distance covered at high intensity. How do you read them?
It says that we are on the momentum of last season. We were already the team that made the most effort, especially at high or very high intensity. Now, if we look at other data, we see that we have underperformed compared to the content of our matches. We know that we had some problems at the start of the season, mistakes that cost us points, but the important thing is the progress and development of certain players and the team. We also manage to manage our weak times better and to reverse compromised situations, but I hope that we will also be able to better concretize our strong times. We were on the right path before the break, we have to take it back with a Strasbourg team that is difficult to beat.

Who is looking for a first success (5 draws and 3 defeats)…
These are always difficult matches. She didn’t win, she lacked efficiency. It’s not a team that is on the street, it has chances, it has had injuries and at home, it is used to racing games.

How did you perceive Entrance (26 minutes) by Adrien Truffert in Denmark for his first selection for the France team (0-2, Sunday)?
It wasn’t easy, it wasn’t the team’s best moment at that time when he came on. But he tried to bring what he knows how to do offensively, in a system a little different from what we are used to doing. A first selection is always a very important moment, I think it will remain so for life for him and it also enhances the work of the club’s training. »



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