Insights from Vitinha following PSG's 1-1 draw with Rennes

A week after defeating Nantes, PSG returned to Ligue 1 action with a home fixture at the Parc des Princes against Stade Rennais

On Canal Plus, Vitinha lamented Rennes' excessively defensive approach during the PSG vs. Rennes match, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
On Canal Plus, Vitinha lamented Rennes' excessively defensive approach during the PSG vs. Rennes match, which ended in a 1-1 draw. / Tim Clayton - Corbis/GettyImages
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In a hard-fought battle for the 23rd round of Ligue 1, PSG hosted Stade Rennais. In a challenging match, the capital club managed to snatch a draw in the dying moments of the game thanks to a penalty from Gonçalo Ramos (1-1).

In a match where PSG dominated possession, they struggled to create clear-cut chances and saw Rennes take the lead thanks to a brilliant run from Amine Gouiri, who managed to beat Gianluigi Donnarumma.

In the second half, the capital club's performance dropped, and they failed to pose a threat. As they seemed headed for a defeat, Gonçalo Ramos won a penalty after a foul by Mandanda. The Portuguese forward stepped up and found the back of the net (1-1). Speaking to Canal Plus, Vitinha lamented Rennes' highly defensive approach.

Vitinha: "In this match, we had possession, but we needed to create chances"

"I think we were doing well until Rennes scored. That's football, you have to capitalize on the chances you get. We didn't score, Rennes had one chance in our box and they scored. After that, we started to get a little worried until halftime. We talked with the coach and made some adjustments. We started the second half well, but it's difficult with Rennes' entire team behind the ball."

"They also have great players, which made it tough for us. Even so, we created some chances, but unfortunately, we couldn't score until the penalty. The low block? Yes, it's tough, but we have to train for it. We want the ball, possession of the ball. In this match, we had possession, but we needed to create chances. But with eleven players behind the ball, it's difficult. We need mobility, the predisposition to have the ball. But we need to train for that."

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