Philippe Montanier after the defeat of Toulouse in Rennes: “The feeling that we could bring back a point”

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Philippe Montanier after the defeat of Toulouse in Rennes: “The feeling that we could bring back a point”

How do you feel after this defeat against Rennes (1-2) ?
That’s a shame. Even if Rennes are a good team, the players fought until the end. We have the feeling that we could bring back at least one point. We played a full game with two injuries (Keben and Aboukhlal) which did not disturb the team. You can see that the mood was there. The word that dominates is damage. Mandanda was a little too good for me. He’s a Norman from Évreux, like me. We know the value of the Ebroïciens (smile). Players have tried everything. It’s hard to blame them for anything except a few ball losses. Against this kind of clinical team, you have to avoid making mistakes. We made one or two too many.

Maxime Dupé also had a great game.
This is why it is also necessary to relativize. Max made more saves than Mandanda. Despite everything, for a graduate like us, humble and ambitious, there was room.

Can the Dalling goal restore his confidence?
It’s good. He misses an interesting header in the first period. I had told him at the break to switch, that he would have a second one. It’s good for him and for the team.

“We can see the difference between a top 3 team and us”

Your players remain on three defeats against Lens, Monaco and Rennes. How do they feel?
Sometimes disappointed and a little frustrated, but we can see the difference between a top 3 team and us. Our objective is to erase the difference with these teams and to get closer to them. Compared to the last match, we have the feeling of having done it even if it is not enough.

You are going to restart the Championship against OM…
We make strikes by series… It’s a defeat that brings bitterness but also interesting future prospects if we manage to erase some technical blunders. It should allow us to compete with these top teams even if it’s not our Championship.

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