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Bruno Genesio: 'Keep our self-confidence high!'

Published on the 01 December 2017 à 12:00 by YM

Bruno Genesio talked to the media ahead of Sunday's trip to Caen at 17:00 CET.

Injury Update

"No changes from the last match. Jérémy Morel continues to work with the fitness coaches, but he won't be available for Sunday. I hope Bertrand Traoré will be back for the start of next year and our January training camp."

The loss to Lille

"We made a poor start to the game; we were outplayed. Lille's confidence grew and they managed to score twice because they also have some very good players. It was similar to some of our earlier matches this season. We fought back well and i think we probably deserved to equalise. I hope that this was only a blip on the radar and we bounce back. Things like this happen over the course of a season. Sometimes we can't control everything."

Papier Genesio

The trip to Caen

"When you are playing every three or four days, you are always judged on your last match. We can win back those points we lost this Sunday. It will be a tough game in Caen, like every season. Being away doesn't change much; we have been playing well on the road this season. We need to learn from what went wrong against LOSC and keep our self-confidence high. But I have no doubt my players will be motivated. We saw it in the second half against Lille, where the team played well and caused Lille plenty of problems."

Second place on the ladder

"In football, one day everything is great and the next day it's a catastrophe. It's our job to look at the long term. The players were very frustrated and disappointed after the Lille match. We want to win all our matches and we wanted to maintain second place when we took on Lille. It would have seen us put more points between us and Monaco. We didn't do that and the players were disappointed. The most important thing is to finish the season in the top three. The mental side of things will be crucial. We need to be mentally strong. The pressure will rise as the season goes on and the players will have to deal with that. Above all, we have to stay focused on our own football because that will impact on our results."

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