Stade Rennais FC
Julien Stéphan called a group of 18 players for the match against AS Monaco.
The group : Koubek, Gertmonas, Zeffane, Da Silva, Mexer, Bensebaini, Gélin, Traoré, Johansson, Grenier, Léa-Siliki, Bourigeaud, André, Del Castillo, Sarr, Siebatcheu, Niang, Ben Arfa.
Thierry Henry: “Wednesday is going to be a very difficult match. Rennes is very good at the moment, with players who project quickly forward, which create the imbalance like Sarr, Ben Arfa …. If you want to go to Europe, the League Cup is the fastest way. Not the easiest. We try to do what we can with what we have. It’s a match that can take us to the semi-finals so it’s important. “
Julien Stéphan: “It’s a new season that starts after the break. I think that the victory in the Coupe de France against Canet has been good for AS Monaco. It’s a team with good players. It will not be an easy match. It will take a big game to qualify. The goal is to be in contention in all four competitions on Thursday morning.”