Qatar sparks controversy in Ligue 1

After beating PSG (1-0) last weekend in Ligue 1, Stade Rennais will face OM this Friday, in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France. Present at a press conference on the sidelines of this meeting, Bruno Génésio took the opportunity to rant about the recovery after the World Cup, which he considers too fast.

Tomb of the PSG last Sunday (1-0), during the last day of the first leg of League 1the Rennais Stadium will challenge OM this Friday at theOrange Velodrome. At stake, a ticket for the quarter-finals of the French Cupa meeting in which will not take part Steve Mandanda. Legend of the Marseille club, which he left last summer, the ex-French international suffers from muscle pain and will therefore not be present to face his former teammates, as confided Bruno Genesio at a press conference on Thursday.

The World Cup, “it’s not a tournament of five”

The coach of Rennais Stadium also took the opportunity to give his opinion on the resumption of competitions following the world Cup to Qatar. A return that he considers too fast, while the final of the 2022 World Cup took place on December 18, the championship of France resumed on December 28, just 10 days after the coronation of theArgentina.

“There is tension, extreme emotions and it weighs”

We shouldn’t complain because we play football, because we get paid, etc. But it is not physical fatigue. When you compete in a competition like the World Cup, whether you are a finalist, first or third, whether you are eliminated in the quarter-finals or eighth, whether you start or do not play, there is mental fatigue. Because you stay a month and a half with a group where you prepare matches, where there is tension, extreme emotions and it weighs. When it takes place in June everyone has almost three weeks to cut. And there, eight days later, the championship resumed. It’s not a tournament of five “, said Bruno Genesio.