League 1/Mavinga: “We played with fear”

Rennes has chained a sixth defeat in a row in all competitions, after its backhand against Troyes during the 33rd day of Ligue 1 (1-2). The Breton club has sunk down a little more four days after its defeat in the final of the League Cup.

Chris Mavinga could not endure this situation of Rennes. The Franco-Congolese had trouble finding reasons to this new Rennes disillusionment.

“I do not know how to explain that game. We have gone astray and the result is logical. We played with fear, with the brake. Maybe we have been afraid of the public reaction. We did not play. The final (the League Cup lost 1-0 Saturday against Saint-Etienne, note) is still in the heads, and replay three days after losing is not obvious to everyone. Psychologically we were touched. We do not know at all how we are going to raise the bar, “ said the defender of the Reds and Black at a press conference.