Masculins / PSG 1-1 OL

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Published on 05 May 2007 at 8:44 PM
Reactions after the match between PSG and OL.
Jean-Michel Aulas: In very tough circumstances, we played a very good match. The cards were stacked against us. The goal at the death was fantastic and deserved because, at 10 against 11, we still controlled the game. We showed all the qualities of great champions.
For the last 2 home matches, there will be twice the celebrations. For all the fans who want to see something exceptional, we have something planned for Wednesday night that has never been seen before. There will be a huge party. There will also be a nostalgic reminder of OL’s first title. So there will be a huge show on the pitch but also after the match, with an enormous surprise that will grab everyone.
And then there will be the last match of the season against Nantes that will be the final celebration before we go to the Town Hall to receive the new trophy. The old trophy will have only one team’s name on it, as it was created only 5 years ago. It will stay in Lyon. For this match against Nantes, we will have the new trophy. There will also be another huge celebration including fireworks and a pyrotechnic display. We’ll make sure everyone savours this extraordinary 6th title.
I sincerely thank Gérard (Houllier), all the staff and the whole squad as it’s a joy that few men will ever enjoy.

Jean-Jacques Amprino (OL’s doctor): Kim Källström has a protractor injury. He has at least a small strain, maybe a small tear. We will do an MRI scan on Monday the nature and severity of the lesion. Fred is suffering from a severely sprained left ankle. It’s hard to say how important the injury is. We will run a series of tests to determine whether there is any ligament or bone damage. He was in a lot of pain.

Paul Le Guen: I’m really disappointed by the scenario. It’s infuriating because we thought we had secured the 3 points. But we’ll make do with the point that will come in very handy. It’s a point well won. We haven’t won that many. We did what we could knowing that OL is a superior side. We could have been assured of our survival has OL let us be up until the end.

Gérard Houllier: We didn’t give up. PSG had the desire but it wasn’t one-way traffic; we created quite a few chances. It’s a deserved draw. The players deserve hearty congratulations. I made 6 changes to the side that played Le Mans. And it’s noteworthy that we haven’t lost a match since we were eliminated from the Champions League.

Patrice Bergues: We’re relieved because losing this match 1-0 would have been hard to swallow. We deserved to equalise. We played well. They had 11 players. We dominated but couldn’t score but our morale was high in this match. We proved to everyone our desire to play well and never lose.

Sébastien Squillaci: Equalising in stoppage time is good. We deserved it because we played well against a good Paris side that was well organised in defence. We found some success at the end and that’s really good for us.

Yves Colleu: It’s the first time we’ve had the chance to play against our former club. It’s a unique situation. The stakes didn’t affect the pleasure of playing. The result makes sense. The Lyonnais controlled the ball and were superior to us. OL is a side capable of turning around even the most hopeless of situations, even with only minutes to go in the match.

Rémy Vercoutre: There were quite a few former Olympiens on the other side. We talked a bit, it was nice. It’s been a long time since Juninho scored a goal. It’ll do him good. Their manager knows us well, so it’s easier for him to counter us. We expected a tough match and we got it. The draw suits us fine. Everyone is happy.

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