Damien Da Silva (Rennes defender, RMC Sport) : “We were excited before the draw, we are even more excited afterwards. We are impatient to discover this competition. We already know that we are going to have a lot of work, we even knew it before. the Champions League, it’s always exciting to face them. One thing is certain: we are very motivated. I am convinced that it will be a truly magical moment for all the players who will be on the pitch. We all dream since we were very young to hear this music so I can’t wait to listen to it. It’s a personal dedication but above all a collective one. It’s an additional level, one more step in a career. I don’t know if we can say that the objective is to get out of this group. We will already gain experience. We have a few days that have already played so we will rely on them. We will do everything to take points and win matches. “
Nicolas Holveck (president of Rennes, the Téléfoot channel) : “When you take part in a competition, it’s to do well, not just to participate. Afterwards, do well … We still shoot Seville, defending Europa League title holder, who narrowly lost in the Supercopa final against Bayern, Chelsea who made the biggest transfer window of this summer, and by far . So two really big pieces. Then there is Krasnodar, which is a very good Russian team and who will be our direct competitor, I think, in this group. But of course we will try to annoy Sevilla and Chelsea “.
Edouard Mendy (Chelsea goalkeeper, Téléfoot channel) : “It’s a lot of emotion but before leaving, having discussed with several players, the coach and my goalkeeper coach, it’s as if it was written that I was going to come back to play a match at Roazhon”.