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Jean-Michel Aulas : « We have the will to go all the way »

Published on 28 March 2018 at 8:30 PM
Lyon's president, head coach and players spoke to OLTV after defeating Barcelona 1-0 (3-1 aggregate) and booking their spot in the UEFA Women's Champions League semifinals.

Jean-Michel Aulas :
« It was a very high-level match, technically and individually speaking. Barça have progressed a lot, they have a very good team. It was very difficult. These types of wins by the OL women's team are extraordinary. The girls knew not to stammer their football and they showed great mental and physical strength. Congratulations to players and staff, including Reynald (Pedros). We have the will to go all the way. »

Reynald Pedros :
« We knew it was going to be difficult. We were expecting this kind of match. We wanted to attack them high... We did a very good job, we were very disciplined. We never lost track of what we were doing, never panicked, we didn't concede any opportunities and we scored the goal that killed the game. It was a successful performance and the qualification is completely deserved. Now we are going to prepare these semifinals against Manchester City. »

Griedge Mbock :
« It was an even match but we dominated, creating plenty of chances. We would have liked to have scored more goals, but the main thing is to have qualified. Manchester City are a very good team and we will have to be at our best in the semifinals. The field is narrowing, it's up to us to do what's needed in order to go even further. »

Amel Majri :
« We knew we weren't safe after conceding the goal at home. Barcelona tried to hold the game up, but we did what was necessary to end their hopes... It was tiring, but we got the job done and are on to the next round. »

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