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Rennes boss, Stephan, not happy with Zouma’s tactic suggestions

Sat 28 November 2020 | 9:45

Zouma and Camavinga were caught during the Champions League clash between Chelsea and Rennes talking tactics, which wasn’t pleasing for Stephan


got a 2-1 away victory at France to qualify for the last 16 of the competition, while the best possibility for League 1 side is qualifying for the Europa League, after the game France international team-mates


were caught on camera giving defensive tips to Rennes’ young midfielder,


, citing their defensive woes in a recent meeting with

Paris Saint-Germain

, which the Ligue 1 champions won 3-0

As captured by Telefoot, Zouma said:

"Sometimes you have to go long when you're on the defense. That's what we do sometimes. When there is pressure, you lose the ball and concede a goal. Every time. It happened against PSG."

Rennes manager, 

Julien Stephan,

disagrees with the tactical advice Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma gave Eduardo Camavinga. He claimed that Chelsea played just as many long balls as his team and were keen to play out from the back themselves.

The Rennes manager said:

"They played almost the same number of long balls in the first half.

"The difference at the very highest level is that they punished us, we did not punish them. The only truth is that at the very highest level you have to seize your opportunities.

"I don't think Lampard is asking his defenders to go long. It responds to a context, a circumstance. We also played several long balls. Look at what happened, there was exactly the same situation on both sides, exactly the same."

Chelsea had taken the lead in France with a goal by

Callum Hudson-Odoi

, and although

Serhou Guirassy

scored a late equalizer for the French side,

Oliver Giroud

headed in a stoppage-time winner for the Premier League side.

source: SportMob