The Servite trainer could smile. Jose Mourinho also expressed himself after the draw, and expressed his regret for his team’s lack of intensity.
Rene Weiler was not going to puff out his chest, that’s not his style. Instead, he let himself be overcome by the happiness of the beautiful evening. “This Servite inspires me with pride,” he smiled, enjoying the moment. Against Roma, there was no win, but this draw, compared to the 4-0 defeat in Roma in the first leg, shows Garnett’s new strength.
Servette’s coach said: Yes, when we compare the two matches, we can say that the first half is similar, with Roma taking advantage of the only scoring opportunity it had. But then we saw a reaction from us. Not like in Rome. We deserved a draw. I’m happy, the team is playing well. “There is this solidarity.”
“We deserved a draw. I’m happy, the team is playing well. There is this solidarity.”
Rene Weiler, Servette coach
Solidarity and communication with the public. “Evenings like this are unusual,” Weiler says. And we now know that we will experience that again at least once in 2024. After securing third place in the group, Servette will be returned to the Conference League in a play-off that has all the makings of a final XVI. So the adventure continues and more if the agreement is reached.
Maybe it’s all in the head that everything is done. This is where confidence comes into play, which enhances performance. “There is talent and mentality, I always say that,” Weiler says. Talent is important, but so is mind. In terms of mentality, there has been great progress in the group.
Is it enough to forget the efforts we made on Thursday evening to focus on the trip to Bern on Sunday, with this shock at the top against YB in the Premier League? “Playing in Bern is always complicated, even if we don’t play tonight,” Weiler says with a smile. So we’ll have to see. I rescued my cotesa by taking it out to keep it fresh for Sunday. I know it won’t be easy, but I have many players available and we will go to Bern to come back with something positive.
The positive side for the Garnets is Jose Mourinho would like to see him in action against Slavia Servite in mid-December. There is no doubt that the Portuguese will pray for Servet to win or, in the worst case, not to lose and also count on a card for his team against Al-Sherif (in case Servet draws).
Mourinho confirmed: “Servet is a good team, led by a good coach.” If the team plays a serious match, anything can happen in Prague, but I don’t have any advice to give…”
“Servet is a good team, with a good coach at the helm.”
Jose Mourinho, Roma coach
Jose Mourinho feels remorse after this draw in Geneva. He said: “The performance was enough to win. We had chances to win.” But on the other hand, it was not enough on the individual level, compared to what we hoped for. And in terms of intensity as well. The truth is that we were too passive and encouraged by the opponent’s reaction. Unfortunately. “We will now see if Servet can win in Prague.” This would serve the interest of Roma, in the race for first place in the group, if at the same time he wins over Sharif Tiraspol in Rome.
Rene Weiler answered. “The goal is always to win the match, even if it is complicated. We will go to Prague with this frame of mind.”
Daniel Visentini He has been working as a journalist at the Sports Center since 2018. He was head of the sports section at the Tribune de Genève newspaper for seven years. He closely follows football news, especially the Servette Club and the Swiss national team.More information