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Bruno Genesio : « It's a little too soon for Rafael to return »

Published on 09 February 2018 at 12:28 PM
Minutes after Friday's training session, the Lyon coach hosted a press conference to discuss Sunday's Ligue 1 Conforama match vs. Rennes.

Injury report

« Rafael is working with the physical trainers. It's a little too soon for this weekend, but he will be back for the Europa League. Jérémy Morel had some treatment. He will be operational.»

Wednesday's cup win vs. Montpellier

« We can't say that all trust was lost. However, we were especially angry and frustrated after the defeat against Monaco, given the context of the match. It was important to advance in the Cup and to show that we had character.»

Thoughts on Rennes

« I know Sabri Lamouchi well. He's very influenced by Italian tactics. It's a team with good players like Bourigeaud, Sarr... they are well organized. »

Lyon's loaded schedule

« We've played 11 of our last 14 games in all competitions away from home. Playing away from home isn't the problem, it's the amount of games. It's more complicated for training and performing at the highest level. »

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The controversy surrounding penalties  

« I understand Michel Der Zakarian's anger. What's important is whether it was a penalty or not. I would say yes ... I did not want to complain. I just wanted to sound the alarm so we could help the referees. We must train them more. The referee-player and referee-coach relationship must be more cordial... I'm not a big fan of video review. Even with that, not everyone agrees. It doesn't solve anything.»

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