At a press conference on Friday at 1 p.m., Bruno Genesio said he had his starting XI for Sunday night against PSG. And yet on Saturday at 11:30 p.m., the Stade Rennais group had not fallen, undoubtedly proof of the staff’s reluctance, to launch the young Lesley Ugochukwu, 17 years old.
Indeed, if PSG is used to playing divas by not communicating its group until the last morning, Stade Rennais is not used to such silence.
Without Cama and Nzonzi
Proof of a real doubt caused by the suspensions of the two indisputable holders that are Eduardo Camavinga and Steven Nzonzi in the middle. Their absence calls into question the system usually used by the Rennes coach who may repeat that the absence of these executives is certainly detrimental but that “It is also a way of showing that there is reserve and for players who have had less playing time, to show themselves even more against a great team. This is also where we see teams of character. It’s part of the vagaries of a season but I have full confidence in those who will start and in those who will enter during the game and replace our three absent to have a positive result at the end of the match “, says the coach of the Rouge et Noir.
An unusual risk
The fact remains that this poses a big problem, because if we will have to make Clément Grenier play in position 6, a position he does not like and where he has not played since the match in Dijon, in October, bring down Flavien Tait may sound problematic. However, with the young midfielder of 2004, Genesio can keep his 4-2-3-1 and preserve Guirassy on the bench by replacing choice, rather than launching him from the start in a 4-4-2.
But, by establishing Ugochukwu in front of the defense, Bruno Genesio would also take a risk which he is not accustomed to, even if the technician does not hesitate to launch young people. But against PSG on such a high stake, it would be a real bet.