Rennes coach Philippe Montanier is hoping to finish the Ligue 1 season on a high following a 2-1 home defeat by Sochaux that he found hugely dispiriting.
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The campaign ends with a mid-table clash with Reims and Montanier is still disturbed by the reaction of supporters to his players' poor performance last weekend.
"I was annoyed. Sochaux wanted it more and played with the qualities that we didn't have," he told the club's official website.
"When the fans booed us, we were only getting what we deserved.
"Against Sochaux we had the chance to show that we were all pulling in the same direction after everything we had been through in the week.
"But we struggled to get the ball forward and were not attentive enough at dead balls."
Reims endured the same fate in their penultimate match of the season, losing 2-1 at Ajaccio, but could still finish the season in eighth place
Coach Hubert Fournier knows that will not happen if they produce a repeat of their lacklustre display against Ajaccio.
"We turned up late at the stadium and found ourselves 2-0 down after five minutes. That compromised things for us," Fournier said on his club's official website.
"After that we were so clumsy and weak that it was always difficult to get back into the match."