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Bruno Genesio: "We need points urgently"

Published on 13 September 2018 at 11:51 AM
Bruno Genesio : « Il y a une urgence de points car on est en retard »
OL's coach stressed the need to get back in the win column ahead of Saturday's visit to Caen.

Injury report

Marçal is still rehabbing. He is on the right path. Everyone is operational and the internationals have returned in good shape. The president has given us the means to get them back as soon as possible ... Bertrand Traoré did not play with his national team due to a painful knock on his foot. He has resumed training.

 

A busy and important month ahead

We have seven matches in 23 days with some important fixtures, including our Champions League debut. This will be decisive for our future. We are preparing well for Saturday's match, which is very important. We already have some thoughts on the strategy for the next two games.

 

Assessing the first weeks of the season

Numbers-wise, It's a bad start to the season. But there are plenty of reasons for satisfaction and hope in watching the match against Nice.... We need points urgently... we should have four more points.

 

Moussa Dembélé

He has a different profile. He's a pure number 9, a player who thrives inside the box, but not just that. He is able to create a lot of spaces. He can be used in different systems, either as a lone attacker or one of two attackers. We haven't had the chance to do any tactical work with him yet, but he has experience. He knows what I expect from him. With very good players, the technical relationship comes faster.

 

Nabil Fekir's form

He wasn't used much by France during the international break. It's a shame because he needs playing time. I expect a lot from him both on and off the pitch because he's our captain.

 

The incident that occurred after the match against Nice

I understand criticism, anyone can disagree with my decisions until certain limits are crossed. I can’t remain impassive when that happens. A year ago, my number was leaked on Twitter and I received a lot of insults, threats... The attack on Saturday night was related to my job as a coach. I do not equate these people with supporters. They are sympathizers but not supporters. This is an important distinction. I regret being out that night, I apologized to the club. We must be much more vigilant as public figures. I regret having been there, but I don’t regret my reaction. It makes me even stronger. It’s the environment we live in… I received lots of messages of support that touched me and helped me a lot. We are used to this kind of pressure and tension at OL ... I always feel the same solidarity between players, staff and officials. This is the most important thing.

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