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Camille Abily : « It's fantastic to end your career in a Champions League final »

Published on 29 April 2018 at 5:22 PM
The French midfielder announced she'll retire at the end of season following Sunday's 1-0 win over Manchester City that booked Lyon's spot in the Champions League final.

Reynald Pedros: « The logic has been respected. Despite a complicated first leg, we scored the goal that was needed to qualify. We had the opportunity to kill the game earlier but we were lacking in the final touch. We imposed our rhythm. We knew we would play in their half of the pitch and that City would stay back. After the match there, we were more sure on how to approach the return leg... In spite of the missed opportunities, you have to be satisfied with our play... As for Camille (Abily), it's her last season. She is a great player. Today, I wanted to use her as a playmaker. She played a very good game, which doesn't surprise me given her quality. This is a fantastic time for the club and its great fans, who've been behind us all season long. I am delighted to have come to OL and to work with such a fantastic group. »

Camille Abily: « This is a special day for me because it was my last match at Groupama Stadium. It's official, I will retire at the end of the season. I really wanted to enjoy every moment today. It's great to be able to end your career in a Champions League final. With the team and the squad we have, we can aim for the treble.... It's the right time for me. »

Ada Hegerberg: « There is a lot of emotion today (crying) ... I am very happy, I am proud of the girls. What a group! It was deserved. It would be nice to win a fifth title. It would be historic… »

Lucy Bronze: « It went very well for me. Today was very tough. I think we could have scored more goals but we did the most important thing, which was to win. I don't normally score that much, let alone like that (laughs). But we had to do something special to beat City's very good goalkeeper and go further in this competition. I came here to experience these kinds of moments. This will be my first Women's Champions League final, it will be a special moment for me. I'm looking forward to it.  »

Jessica Houara: « I'm glad we qualified for the final... we deserved to win and go further. We knew that it would be difficult against a strong City team that has investors who put resources into women's football. It's good for our sport... We hope to win the treble again. »

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