Julien Stéphan, the coach of the Stade Rennes FC.
4TH Day C3
This Thursday in the early evening, the Tennis Stadium is officially out of the Europa League, edition in 2019-2020, bowing on the ground of CFR Cluj (1-0, summary), at the 4th day of the group stage. Interviewed at the microphone of RMC Sport at the end of the meeting, Julien Stéphan, the coach of the Red-and-Black, does not hide his huge disappointment after this new disappointment.
“The analysis is very simple, this evening it has not seized our opportunities. We had four in the first twenty minutes, another in the 35th, we had two or three in the first fifteen minutes of the second half-time. Unfortunately, when one is not able to validate its moments but often it takes little things to the opponent. This is what happened”, he recognized the microphones of our confreres. “A kick is stopped by the end of the game, where we were anyway in the obligation to win. We threw all our forces into battle. Our inefficiency did not allow us to win the game. In the collective dynamics, in the game there are interesting things. In terms of value also, but it needs to be validated in the penalty area. The conclusion is relentless tonight, we were failing at this level despite numerous opportunities,” he continued, determined to finish this continental campaign with a bang : “The championship, it is our daily bread. Of course, it is very important. There will also be two games in this competition that it will not spoil. This will be an opportunity for this young group to gain more experience”.