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RENNES, Hunou: "We need to take the emergency seriously"

13.03.2020 11.30 by Claudio Colla  read 303
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While Ligue 1 is quite likely to be suspended soon, with behind-closed-door games not turning out as a safe enough measure, Stade Rennais 26-year old midfielder Adrien Hunou, commenting upon the double he scored against Montpellier, stated:

"These are goals that accompany a great victory. There are times when we are less decisive, but it is part of the profession of footballer. You have to know how to overcome them and keep the common thread daily to be able to help my teammates as much as possible.

You have to know how to surround yourself. My teammates help me a lot on a daily basis. During certain sessions, they stay with me to continue working on the finish. The staff of course also worked so that I could find playing time. All of this meant that things turned out at one point.

The fourth double of my career? That's good, it also allows me to beat my personal best in a season in Ligue 1 Conforama (note: 8 goals). There are still matches left. I do not intend to stop there. It must be part of the strength of a group to overcome the stages. I often say, the collective is the most important in continuity. We help each other when things are a little less.

I don't think so a large victory stands itself for a message, alone. We approach the matches one after the other. We take as many points as possible, and we will do the accounts at the end. We don't send messages to others, we focus on what we can do. We always want to be efficient. You shouldn't just pretend to be others or start setting new goals. We are still very far. If we continue to focus on our training and work, we may have nice surprises. We will reap what we sow.

It was a close match from the first to the last minute. The supporters saw a good match. We were able to share beautiful scenes of joy with them. You have to use this kind of match to advance even if you know that it is difficult to repeat this kind of performance. You have to savor and build on things that have been done right. The penalty shooters? The appointment was planned before. Romain Del Castillo in one, me in two.

The coronavirus emergency needs to be taken seriously. In the preparation for matches, there is a radical change. This context will have to be taken into account. It’s not easy to play in empty stadiums but the points are just as important. We will prepare them in the best way and stay focused on D-Day. We will have to do without the encouragement of our supporters. Their support is a great asset, but as a professional player, we have to adapt to situations".

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