• Stade Rennais won against Strasbourg this Sunday afternoon (1-0) and took the opportunity to settle in the top 5 of the championship.

  • After the opening of the head by Nayef Aguerd, Rennes goalkeeper Alfred Gomis saved the furniture at the very end of the game.

  • After an unconvincing first season, the Senegalese goalkeeper began to assert himself in the cages of Stade Rennais.

At Roazhon Park,

He pulled out the decisive save and allowed his team to keep the three points.

We were almost playing the 95th minute this Sunday afternoon at Roazhon Park when Alfred Gomis pulled out all the stops. On a long touch deflected by Djiku, Habib Diallo slammed a powerful header from six meters.

The Senegalese goalkeeper from Stade Rennais then flew into the sky of Roazhon Park to deflect the ball for a corner of a stratospheric cuff.

Alfred Gomis' parade at the last second of the match which saved Stade Rennais from an equalizer.

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A high class stop hailed by his partners who immediately rushed to congratulate him.

"He had an exceptional match and he saved us," admitted defender Nayef Aguerd after the match.

After his monstrous save which sealed the Rennes victory against Strasbourg (1-0), Alfred Gomis even had the right to launch the clapping in front of the Rennes kop.

A moment of communion necessarily appreciated by the interested party.

"It is of course a pleasure to celebrate the victory with the supporters and to allow the team to keep points even if it is our job", he confided in the mixed zone.

Gripped by some supporters

Since his arrival in Brittany in September 2020, all has not been rosy for the giant of 1.96 meters.

Having the difficult task of succeeding his compatriot Edouard Mendy, who left for Chelsea, Alfred Gomis had a very complicated first season, marred by injuries.

On the pitch, his performances did not convince the Rennes fans either, and criticism fell on the Senegalese goalkeeper.

"I accept these criticisms but I only keep those that help me grow," he said in the mixed zone, tackling the pseudo-supporters who set him on fire on social networks.

"Those, I cannot calculate them," he added.

Because today on social networks, we can hide behind the photo of a dog and criticize anyone ”.

"Critics sometimes justified, sometimes exaggerated", according to Genesio

Alfred Gomis shows himself to be quite lucid about his situation.

Yes he made mistakes and he accepts them.

But in recent matches, he has been especially decisive with Stade Rennais with a third “clean-sheet” in the league.

What to delight his trainer.

"He had very difficult times," said his coach Bruno Genesio.

He was able to overcome them and make a round back.

There, he is more confident and we see that that changes a lot of things.

I am very happy for him.

He suffered criticism that was sometimes justified, sometimes exaggerated, but he always continued to work ”.

His partner Nayef Aguerd goes in the same direction.

"He's a guy who works and who tries to improve every time," said the Moroccan defender.

And there today, he showed that he had character ”.

And maybe also silenced some critics.


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