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Garcia after OL's feat: "Go to Turin to score and qualify"


The Lyonnais coach appeared happy and ambitious after the success in front of Juventus Wednesday evening in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League (1-0).

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His look on the performance of OL: "I am very happy with the victory, the match too even if we had two faces. In the first period, we defended well, nothing dropped, with a good use of the ball, we got chances. We have risen to the occasion. In the second half, we didn't exist as much, it's also due to the fact that Juve raised their voice, with more attackers. But I liked that we cling, that we are united and that we defend mouth and nail our advance. We had to take no goal and we will go to Turin to score a goal. We must remain humble because we are only halfway through this confrontation. If we do not score there, it will be difficult to qualify. Juventus is not beaten every day. It's a team that loses little, at the top of its championship, it's Juve quite simply. It also proves that Lyon can be a great team. We gave a lot and ran, Sunday we will have to recover for the derby against Saint-Etienne. ”

Tousart's positioning: “I already knew when I went to Metz that I wanted to play like that against Juve. I especially wanted to have Bruno Guimaraes to bring out the balloons, we needed Tousart's volume of play on the right side, he had to bring presence and help Jason (Denayer) and Leo (Dubois) to defend on Rabiot and Ronaldo. He did it perfectly. "

His satisfaction of the evening: "Football is beautiful, because it is not always the best who win. This is the case this evening (Wednesday), because Juventus is superior to us. When you are confident and play at 11, you are very good. The implication was good, it was important to show that we were in the knockout stages of the Champions League. ”

Guimaraes' performance: “We took him for that because he is a technical player. Capable of playing his partners, he excels in short play, does not lose a lot of balls. I knew him less well defensively. I liked his intelligence, the fact that he cuts the trajectories. He made a clean, intelligent match. Physically, he was ready. What we don't know is his way of adapting to French football. We know it a little more this evening (Wednesday) ".

The reasons for the disappointing first part of the Lyon season: “I prefer to watch this evening (Wednesday) and in front, everything is still possible. We can qualify in the quarterfinals, but you have to stay humble, nothing is done. We play the final of the League Cup against PSG. We find them in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France on Wednesday and nothing is finished in Ligue 1 (Lyon is 7th). The end of the season is exciting and exhilarating. The main watchword is recovery. "

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Source: lefigaro

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