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Bruno Genesio’s side They have lost their last two away games at Reims and Clermont and have not won three rounds in the league, and also lost 1-0 to Marseille in the Round of 32 Coupe de France on Friday.
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“There is no need to exaggerate or stigmatize problems,” insisted Genesio, whose side was a lie. fifth at the table, five points away from the podium. “Away from home we have to show more maturity and cunning in some situations. Looking at Marseille, which was a very tight game, there are positive things even though we were eliminated.
“We played against a team in excellent form, creating a lot of chances and scoring a lot of goals. It was a really competitive game when you analyze this game well. They didn’t create a lot of chances, we didn’t.” In fact, I think we took control in the second half. We know there are things that need to be fixed, but we won’t get caught up in our away form.”
In addition to Martin Terrier, Xeka and Arnaud Kalimuendo, Genesio looked to his side to improve their win against Paris Saint-Germain while losing to Lorenz Assignon, who suffered a prolonged knee injury in the Coupe de France loss. They made up for their 1-0 derby loss to Lorient on their last league debut and the opening day of the campaign.
“We deserved to score a point from the match, maybe more, but football is indecisive sometimes,” said Genesio, whose sides were defeated. of the Arthurian Theater Own goal at Roazhon Park in the August sun. “Maybe it helped us do what we did next. The defeats sometimes let you come back if you think about why they were. That was the case after we had a tough start to the season, because then we had a good run.” … It got stuck in the throat, but it happened. The important thing is not what happened in August, but the upcoming game.”
Genesio may not be looking back, but there is a lot of focus on the history of his Lorient counterpart, Régis Le Bris, who played for Rennes for eight years in the 1990s and then coached at the club’s youth academy for another eight years. before joining lorient in 2012
Le Bris saw his team advance with a penalty shootout win in a partisan atmosphere at Bastia in the Coupe de France and now they face Lens in the Round of 16.
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“In the Coupe de France, the main thing is to be ahead at the end of the match. This task was completed in a tough game as we expected, against a good team and in an environment with a strong regional identity. “It gives them a lot of energy,” said Le Bris, top scorer. said. Terem Moffi – a reported January transfer target for several Ligue 1 clubs – faced Rennes after the Nigerian forward missed his Corsica trip.
“He had some virus, he was in some pain, but I think it’s fine. You can always interpret things and he has a virus. But it’s been a pretty unstable period for him.”
Defender Julien Laporte also bounced back after a hamstring injury, while key midfielder Enzo Le Fée recovered from an ankle problem.
Lorient: Mannone – Kalulu, Bodywork, Talbi, Le Goff – Abergel, Le Bris, Le Fée – Diarra, Moffi, Cathline.
Rennes: Mandanda – Traoré (hat), Wooh, Theate, Truffert – Majer, Ugochukwu, Tait – Bourigeaud, Gouiri, Doku.
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