Posted by Ange A. on Nov 27, 2021, 8:33 AM
Stade Rennais coach Bruno Genesio spoke about the possible selection of his goalscorer Gaëtan Laborde for the French team.
Stade Rennais have secured their qualification for the knockout stages of the Europa League Conference. Gaëtan Laborde’s hat-trick in the draw against Vitesse Arnhem (3-3) allowed Rennes to validate their ticket for the next round. Arriving from Montpellier Hérault last summer, the 27-year-old forward is the SRFC’s main offensive weapon. In view of his performance, some are pushing for his summons to a French team. Asked about the subject before the trip to Lorient, Bruno Genesio calmed things down. “The most important thing is that he thrives in Rennes, that he continues to score goals, which is important for confidence. For the rest, there is a coach who makes his choices, “said the Rennes coach at a press conference.
Already scorer of 3 goals with Montpellier Hérault, Gaëtan Laborde remains on his way since his signing at Stade Rennais. The former Montpellier player already has 10 goals and 2 assists in 15 games with Rennes. In search of a scorer to forget the unwanted M’Baye Niang left for Bordeaux, the SRFC slammed 15 million euros to complete the transfer of Laborde. The native of Mont-de-Marsan is still under contract until 2025 with the Rouge et Noir. Like his trainer, he refuses to put pressure on himself regarding a summons to the Blues. “If one day I want to be there, I have to perform well over time with my club. From there we’ll see, but there is a road that is still quite long I think, “he said at a recent press conference.