Steve Mandanda (Rennes): “A hope of being called in blue? I do not know “

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Steve Mandanda (Rennes): “A hope of being called in blue?  I do not know “

“What do you bring to the Rennes group before these major European meetings?
It is above all the group that you have to ask what I bring them. Me, I try to be myself, with my experience. When I feel that there is a need to speak or discuss, I do so, and my integration is going very well. We know the importance of these matches, with a lot of intensity. European matches are always a level above in terms of commitment and quality, so it’s up to us to raise our level of standards and concentration to be up to it.

How do you see this confrontation with Fenerbahçe?
It’s going to be a very interesting meeting, with a quality team in front. Offensively, they go fast, harass the defenders a lot, they play the ball well.

The Rennes defense has changed a lot this summer. How do you see its evolution?
We’re a bit like the whole team, we get to know each other. We are getting better and better, there is a lot of communication and this success against Auxerre (5-0, Sunday) is not insignificant, because we are progressing.

You will find the Vélodrome and OM on Sunday…
To say that I don’t think about it would be lying, now, everything in its time. I’m focused on Fenerbahçe ahead of this particular comeback for me.

“I know that to be able to find this group, I have to perform well with my club, that’s what I’m trying to do, and then we’ll see. »

In the last matches, you have been under little demand. It’s a good sign ?
Yes, we don’t suffer a lot of chances, we are quite solid. I have very few balls and it’s a role I already know, because I also had this kind of match to live with Marseille, when we are asked to be decisive on the few balls to play. I prefer it that way.

The list of Blues for the friendlies at the end of September will be announced tomorrow. Do you hope to be there?
A hope, I don’t know. Honestly, until this question, I did not necessarily ask myself. It’s always an honor to be in the France team, it would be if I’m there, but now it’s not the most important either. I know that to be able to find this group, I have to perform well with my club, that’s what I’m trying to do, and then we’ll see. »

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