Rugani has joined on a season-long loan.
He said, “Ligue 1 is a very difficult championship, very physical with a lot of intensity and which is perhaps even harder for an Italian defender. In Italy, it's very tactical, here it's more physical and faster. It is one of the most successful championships and the results of the French teams in the European Cup prove it.
“I spoke with Gianluigi Buffon and Adrien Rabiot. They told me a lot of good about this championship. Gianluigi was very happy because he was convinced that it was a good choice for me. He told me that Stade Rennais was a very organized team, difficult to face.
“I found good facilities and a good atmosphere. The stadium is very beautiful. There are few so beautiful in Italy. Everything is gathered here for the club to continue to grow.
“I have known Stade Rennais especially since last year and the Europa League. I saw the matches against Lazio and when I followed the standings I saw that the club was still at the top.
“The Champions League is a great showcase for everyone, the players and the club. We are in a difficult group but it is normal. Every year in the Champions League, there are surprises. We will have to assert our strengths. “
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