Among the many contenders for the Ligue 1 podium, Stade Rennais is undoubtedly one of the best armed on the starting line. After having shaken the French defenses last season, Bruno Génésio wants to continue and climb as high as possible in the standings.
Gone are the days when some Ligue 1 followers mocked Rennes for its inability to win trophies and live up to expectations. Today, the Breton club is respected after having chained successful seasons: victory in the 2019 French Cup, qualification for the Champions League in 2020, stabilization in the top 5 of L1. The Rennais are even feared after a formidable 2021-2022 exercise on the offensive level. 82 goals scored, second best attack after PSG with artificers named Gaetan Laborde, Martin Terrier or Benjamin Bourigeaud.
Génésio is not afraid and is clearly aiming for better this season
Suffice to say that it will not be easy to do better in 2022-2023. With one detail, the most important in the end: the final classification in the championship. Despite their good game, their outstanding matches against the big players: OL, OM, PSG among others, Rennes failed in fourth place and will not play in a second Champions League. An objective which must be that of Rennes, having already been assumed by Bruno Génésio. The former Lyon technician does not hide it, Stade Rennais can and must aim better.
Bruno Génésio believes in the podium this season with Stade Rennais: “If we do better in terms of points, there is a good chance that we will be on the podium. We must have this objective. » 🔴⚫️
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” If we do better in terms of points, there’s a good chance we’ll be on the podium, but I also think it’s in the progress of the team. We must have that objective. On points, efficiency, I think we can be even more efficient in both penalty areas. So there are still plenty of areas for improvement. It is normal that we push the cursor as far as possible. That’s why we are here, we are competitors and when we start a competition. We are in line with what is asked of us “, he confided in a press conference on the eve of welcoming Lorient to launch the championship. Given the solid Rennes transfer window, where only Aguerd was sold, we can believe it. Especially since Bruno Génésio is used to succeeding in this mission, as was the case three times with OL.