Paris (AFP) – Rennes afflicted Saint-Etienne on Sunday, defeating League One tailor 5-0, putting increasing pressure on manager Claude Puel and putting him in a more dire situation.
Martin Terrier’s first hat-trick at this level pushed Rennais to second place on the table, with Lovro Majer’s strike and Yvann Macon’s comical own goal, but leader Paris Saint-Germain was 11 points behind. was.
PSG had a one-on-one draw with the lens, so it needed an equalizer by the Dutch international Giorginio Winaldam, which was added on Saturday.
When defeated, former Leicester boss Purel’s side scored 12 points (2 wins in 17 games), placing him at the bottom because of a worse goal difference than Mets.
The latter will face Monaco later on Sunday.
“It really hurts,” Saint-Etienne midfielder Zaydou Yousso told Prime Video.
“This is a disaster. You can’t afford to lose 5-0 at home. We don’t have the right to lose that way.
“It was trash, so we have to show ourselves another side.”
Puell in his part lamented that he had missed a chance during the “decent 20-minute spell,” but admitted that when Renne broke the deadlock, he was down.
“We were very vulnerable,” said Purel, who coached Monaco in the 2000 League One title.
“They are a quality team and ruthless with signs of weakness.
“The group will stand up and fight.
“We can’t give up.”
However, Rennes was the only smile in the last 14 games of all tournaments when he rebounded from his defeat to Lille.
“The priority was to resume positive dynamics after losing to Lille,” said Bruno Genesio, director of Rennais.
“It was achieved with a very good victory and we are very happy.”
Renne faces the almost impossible challenge of catching PSG, but Qatar-owned clubs rarely play like a team full of superstars.
The result of the lens was the second draw in the same number of games.
Despite the big lead at the top, it was yet another unsatisfactory performance from Mauricio Pochettino’s disjointed team. They usually had enough personal talent to get results this season, but they were hardly convinced.
“It wasn’t our best night, but the effort was there, and when the effort is there you have to congratulate the player, but we need to be better I know that very well, “Pochettino told broadcaster Canal +.
– Soccer Sports
Pressure is applied to Purel after Renne defeats Saint-Etienne
https://worldsoccertalk.com/2021/12/05/pressure-piles-on-puel-after-rennes-thrash-st-etienne/ Pressure is applied to Purel after Renne defeats Saint-Etienne