Aboubakar Nagida, an 18-year-old left-back, got his first minutes with Rennes. It was Thursday November 30 in Budapest, during the match won against Maccabi Haïfa (0-3). The player was not expected to play for the first team any time soon. Stade Rennais sporting director Florian Maurice pointed to his qualities to explain his presence in the professional squad, and his entry.
"Athletically, it's very interesting, he can animate a corridor and he has great technical mastery, with an extraordinary quality of cross, a lot of composure and calm. It's fresh, enthusiastic, generous... With the reserves, he had already shown incredible ability, he was ready to go with the pros in training. He's showing some very interesting signs, but we have to be careful, because these boys have come a long way. We need to take things slowly," he confides.
💎Moment de sensation !
Entrée d’Aboubakar Nagida qui fait ses débuts en professionnel avec Rennes.
Il va jouer les 25 dernières minutes du match contre le Maccabi Haïfa.✨👶🏾 pic.twitter.com/LuN5N2RqHy
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