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Bertrand Traoré : « If we play together like this, we can do beautiful things »

Published on 22 February 2018 at 9:10 PM
Lyon's players and coach spoke to OLTV to discuss Thursday's Europa League win over Villarreal.

Bruno Genesio

« The qualification is deserved. We played the way I wanted tonight. We have to congratulate the players because, taking into consideration the context, it wasn’t easy. We’re happy that we got the job done, but nothing is finished. We will continue to be humble and work to repeat this kind of performance.

Bertrand Traoré

« We have shown that we are a solid and close-knit team. We worked together from beginning to end. In the goal, Nabil was very generous. I thanked him for the assist. We are happy. We have shown that the team is the most important thing. If we play together, we can do beautiful things. Qualifying is very important and also gives us confidence for Sunday’s derby. »

Nabil Fekir

« We played a good game tonight… I think we were the better team in both matches. This is good for our confidence. It’s important. The criticism didn’t get to us. We have two days to prepare for the derby. »

Anthony Lopes

« We wanted to be strong defensively and show what we’re capable of. We are difficult to deal with when we play together. We were able to impose our game and get the win without conceding a goal. We meant business, from start to finish. We had to redeem ourselves after our performance in Lille ... I had a bit of muscle pain in my arm. Tomorrow I’ll undergo some tests. »

Lucas Tousart

« It’s well-deserved. We put in a serious, solid performance. The coached asked us to play as a team, and that’s what we did. We can do beautiful things. We’ve been criticized over the past few days. We talked a lot about it and wanted to emphasize that point. We weren’t happy with the criticism and wanted give a different performance. »

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