Rennes- Panathinaikos LIVE STREAMING: Difficult mission for him Panathinaikos on French soil against Rennes.
The conditions of the match are not easy, as the weather will be rainy, while the absences faced by Ivan Jovanovic in the defense are important. However, Panathinaikos is determined to fight and look Ren in the eye.
Brinioli will of course be under the crossbars of Panathinaikos, with a defensive quartet of Vaiannidis, Schenkefeld, Jedvai, Mladenovic. Essentially, the only position that “plays” in the rear is between Vagiannidis and Kotsiras, with the former having the lead anyway.
In the midfield, the duo Arao-Cherin has been “locked” for several matches, with Vilena claiming a place but with few chances. Djuricic will unexpectedly take the free role that Jovanovic gives him in “10”. Bernard will return as a starter on the left, the promoted Palasios will cover the right “wing”, while Ioannidis will be at the top of the attack.
Rennes- Panathinaikos LIVE STREAMING: “Better suspension function, fewer mistakes, more concentration”
Ivan Jovanovic analyzed the triptych of elements that Panathinaikos should have in order to get a result against Rennes. At the same time, the Serbian coach spoke about Juancar’s situation, stressing that it is as if the fact that Trefoil has lost a key player has been forgotten.
In detail what the coach of Panathinaikos said at the official press conference ahead of tomorrow’s match against Rennes at Roisson Park for the 4th matchday of the Europa League groups:
About Ren and how he waits for her:
I’m waiting for her. Same way of thinking. They are a team that has a competitive style and supports it whether at home or away. I don’t expect anything different from what we know about Ren so far. A team that wants to run, to press, that wants pace, that pushes the opponent to its limits from all sides. It will be a similar game as the last one we played with them.
What needs to be done to reduce spaces and remain creative:
I have emphasized many times that it is difficult for a team to change its style of play. The first match had a very good pace, it seemed that both teams in midfield had something to show, but in midfield the teams were insecure. It’s an ideal scenario to have a good pace and to be focused so that there are no gaps that Wren can take advantage of.
Any mistake in these games can be fatal. With the way things are going we still have three matches, if we want to go through we have to try to get the best possible result. Tomorrow will be a similar game. The issue is whether we can have a better suspension function, make fewer mistakes and be focused throughout the game.
On the wintry weather in Rennes and the team’s philosophy:
The philosophy we have is not built on European matches but on league matches much more. It can’t change, I don’t want it to change. Until now in terms of the way of thinking it was the same. Either at home or away. We are not going to change our philosophy or do anything different. European matches have a higher pace, are more demanding in terms of intensity. There will definitely be a bigger burden and we have to perform much better, the level is higher.
As for the weather, it is different, we forgot what winter is like, it seemed quite cold to us, but we will adapt. We are lucky to be in Greece for the weather conditions we have.
For the need for a double in relation to what happened in Israel:
War is the worst thing that can happen to anyone and I don’t think about it at all. We look at all games seriously. We have a good group, three very good groups. All. The three matches showed us that they were close matches, there were no huge differences. We responded well. In some better, in others the opponent, naturally, was better. We want the best results that everything depends on us.
He himself has been coming to Koropi for the last two days, but he is not in the mood to train. He tried to run but couldn’t, he left him behind. It is still in the adjustment phase. I wish the interruption would do more things. I’m glad you asked me, it’s like we forgot that there was an issue with one of our players, who can’t even train.
On the pressure in Rennes:
We have pressure too. All of us. Teams that want to star are under constant pressure. It is not something foreign. Managing stress is normal. A little bigger, a little smaller but they all disappear when the match starts. Maybe Rennes due to results in the league, although they are playing better than the results they have, are under pressure. But it doesn’t matter. Pressure unites those who are looking for something more.
Bernard: Let’s do everything for the victory
The Panathinaikos players were represented by Bernard. The Brazilian midfielder emphasized:
“These matches are special. We are well prepared, let’s not forget that it is an event, the Europa League, that we want to advance. Due to the defeat in the first match, it is important to do everything to win and get the three points in tomorrow’s game.
Our feeling is that we lost unfairly in the first match, we had many chances, we didn’t make them goals. We have studied the opponent, we have analyzed him and we expect to surprise tomorrow. We are prepared for this.”
Rennes- Panathinaikos LIVE STREAMING: The channel and the time of transmission
A difficult task for Panathinaikos who travel to France to face Rennes in the 4th matchday of the Europa League groups.
The “clover” was defeated by the French team in Leoforo with 1-2 and is in second place in the group with 4 points from three matches. Behind him is Villarreal with 3 points but with 2 matches as the match with Maccabi Haifa is pending which was postponed due to the war in Israel.
Rennes, for their part, need a win to maintain their qualification lead, which is first in the group with 6 points.
Ivan Jovanovic will not have at his disposal Juancar, who has not yet recovered from his firecracker injury in the derby with Olympiakos, as well as the injured Magnusson.
In the Brittany team, Bruno Genesio does not count the injured Steve Mandada and Bertug Yildirim, while Christopher Wu and Ibrahim Salah return to his disposal.
The game kicks off at 19:45 and will be televised by Cosmote Sports 4.