April 14, 2024

Mandanda, it’s over

Having been released by OM, Steve Mandanda relaunched his career in goal for Stade Rennais last season. But the 2018 World Cup-winning goalkeeper, now retired from the French national team, is sinking like his entire team this season. The Rouge et Noir recorded their sixth defeat in 15 Ligue 1 matches on Saturday against AS Monaco (2-1), and find themselves 13th in the standings….

Having been released by OM, Steve Mandanda relaunched his career in goal for Stade Rennais last season. But the 2018 World Cup-winning goalkeeper, now retired from the French national team, is sinking like his entire team this season. The Rouge et Noir recorded their sixth defeat in 15 Ligue 1 matches on Saturday against AS Monaco (2-1), and find themselves 13th in the standings.

The 38-year-old Mandanda’s current level of performance is not convincing either Rennes fans or critics.nal players are making around 80% saves, including (in order) Marcin Bulka (Nice), Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG), Brice Samba (Lens), Arthur Desmas (Le Havre) and Lucas Chevalier (Losc).