Rennais Stadium. An ideal introduction to Arthur Theate. Sports

,  Rennais Stadium.  An ideal introduction to Arthur Theate.  Sports

In the space of two days, Arthur Theate will have achieved everything it takes to heal his popularity rating with his new supporters. A first training session at La Piverdière on Friday concluded with long minutes giving autographs and selfies. Then a goal after only September minutes on the lawn of Roazhon Park yesterday, just to make his name remember more than the others. On the corner, as Nayef Aguerd had made a specialty of it for two years.

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Santa Maria: “He has great self-confidence”

For now, the comparison stops there, except that the Belgian seems to have the same propensity to magnetize the ball on all set pieces. Once the symbolism of this first but passed, difficult to judge in just 45 minutes its still embryonic association with Loïc Badé in central defense.

One chose to emerge: the former defender of Bologna, at the height of his 22 years, quickly imposed himself by voice. His closest teammates on the pitch (Badé, Truffert and Santamaria) can attest to that. «  He has great self-confidence describes the latter. He will do us good, he is very calm with the ball. » The Red Devil with 3 selections does not seem bothered with the leather between the feet.

Bruno Genesio also appreciated his new defender’s half-time, which he released at the break in favor of Jeanuël Belocian. The race against time has already begun to blend Théâtre into the Rennes collective as best as possible before Lorient, next Sunday. The next week of training, very effective on tactical implementation, will go in this direction:  » I liked (his beginnings) because it’s never easy to fit in when you arrive like that and you only have one collective training session, judges the coach of the Rouge et Noir. It’s a position where you need automatisms, complicity. But I found it rather recommended in this context. »

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