Hamari Traoré you often speak of your “little brothers”. Why does this matter to you?
I always have. At the Academy, I was of the first generation. There was the second generation with Haïdara, Bissouma, Kouamé… These young players, I “protected” them, I made them go to bed at 9 p.m. At Stade Rennais, when a youngster comes up with us, it’s difficult for him. He can be scared, intimidated by the pros. Me, I approach him to tell him to be himself, not to trouble his head. To have fun. There is no complex to have with Hamari Traoré or Benjamin Bourigeaud. I tell him: “play, do what you know how to do”. I try to reassure them.
MAINTENANCE. Rennais Stadium. Hamari Traoré: “Leave my mark on this right side”
Hamari Traoré, 30, is the captain of Stade Rennais for his fifth season at the club. Discreet in the media, the Malian right side nevertheless imposes his paw in the locker room of the Rouge et Noir.