"What is your feeling after this defeat?
It was a difficult match, but we expected it. We do not have everyone available and no ability to play a game like this. Some players only participated in two weeks of training. These situations are normal in August. We are not at our best. Against a physical team like Rennes, which gives everything, whose players run like crazy, in a match in prime time, it is normal that it was complicated for us. We scored the first goal, we controlled the match and made mistakes. We had to close the match after the first goal. We were not able to do it. We conceded a goal with a 2 against 1 in the area. Normally, if the two Brazilians (Marquinhos and Thiago Silva) are at their best, we do not take the goal. We got very close to the Rennes area, but we lacked tonicity to win against some offensive. In these conditions, it was difficult to create opportunities. We can lose a match like that, but we could win it too.
Do you think this is a problem of state of mind? A lack of fighting spirit?
Not at all. You did not ask this question after the Champions Trophy and the match against Nîmes (3-0). It's always like that after a defeat. These are difficult matches. Last year, we won everything. I remember the match at Guingamp (2-1), in Nîmes (4-2) there were five or six chances for the other teams and it was very happy to win. We had trouble creating situations. We lack confidence in defensive duels. If we play high like tonight, it can be hard. It's a shame (Thilo) Kehrer was injured, he had been with us for six weeks, he did all the preparation. With Marquinhos and Thiago Silva, we take a lot of risks but that's the way it is.
"Eymar will not leave without recruitment, it is not possible"
Does the absence of Neymar weigh in this result?
He was already absent at the Champions Trophy and against Nîmes. All questions are about him, but that's not the problem.
Your offensive animation seems to lack fluidity. If Neymar leaves before the end of the transfer window, will it be necessary to recruit to this position?
He will not leave without recruitment, it is not possible. It's clear. If he stays, we will have a player who wins against each other. We lacked capacity for acceleration, timing. There are small situations where space has opened but the action has not been decisive.
How do you rate Alphonse Areola's match?
I do not remember much for him. There are two strikes and two goals, that's almost everything. It's an unlucky match.
Can you assure that he will hold at the end of the transfer window?
No, I can not confirm anything while the transfer window is open. Every player has to show his quality, Alphonse too. Today is not the time to talk about it.
According to you, when will PSG be ready?
We can play better than today, but it was missing Kehrer, Herrera, Neymar and Kimpembe. It lacks the quality to have competition. Things are not easy, everyone has improved in Ligue 1 and the Champions League. It's time to be patient and to keep your confidence. We can not question everything after a bad result.
Do you have more pressure this season?
I'm a coach, I'm a very happy man because it's a coaching gift. I think you too. You work in football. It's a happy life, without pressure. There is no one who is putting more pressure than me. It's the same for every coach. "
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