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Rennes gun for Montpellier

Jan 15, 2013 4:53 AM EST

Stade Rennes coach Frederic Antonetti believes he has what it takes to progress in the Coupe de la Ligue ahead of Wednesday's semi-final.

Rennes overcame Troyes 2-1 in the quarter finals to reach the final four and will now come up against defending Ligue 1 champions Montpellier.

While recognising Rene Girard's side will be tough opponents, Antonetti insists his men are motivated to progress after overcoming a poor start to the league season.

"We expect a difficult game against Montpellier. They are a strong team, just like we are," he said.

"We will need to do a good game, a good Rennes.

"We would like to qualify for the club, for the fans that support us, for the players… they are doing a lot of efforts at the moment in the league to catch up.

"(But) It was not easy believe me with such a poor start.

"I think that the entire club… I mean from the gardener to the shareholder, deserve it."