This is called the bottle class.
Stade Rennes will begin its European campaign in the Europa League this Thursday at Larnaca (Cyprus). Already bothered by a mixed start to the season, Bruno Genesio will also have to rack his brains to compose his group despite the absences of Jérémy Doku and Arnaud Kalimuendo for physical glitches and that of Amine Gouiri, suspended. But three other players from the pro group will also miss the trip for a completely different reason: they have baccalaureate exams to catch up on. Last June, they were with the young selections of the France team. This is particularly the case of Désiré Doué, a 17-year-old attacking midfielder who distinguished himself by being the first player born in 2005 to have scored in one of the five major championships, against Brest at the end of August.
Gentlemen get on the train of Desiré Doué (17 years old), future big crack of French football pic.twitter.com/1sHbMMomAQ
— Tɦeσ D. Cigɑɾette (@Lxceero) August 31, 2022
Ditto for Lesley Ugochukwu, even if his effect in the group is less, he has only walked the lawns of Ligue 1 for five minutes this season for a red card collected. Finally, the last player concerned is Jeanuël Belocian, who has not yet played his first official minutes with the Rouge et Noir.
Will Désiré be talented enough to bring back the mention?