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Marcelo: "OL are stronger than last season"

Published on 10 August 2018 at 12:28 PM
Marcelo : « Je suis prêt à faire le maximum pour le club, qui doit viser le top »
Two days before Sunday's season opener against Amiens, the Brazilian central defender looked ahead to his second campaign with OL during the traditional pre-match press conference.

Personal situation

I feel very good. I'm in good shape. We had a good preseason. I’m ready to give my all for the club. We faced high-level opposition… I’m a professional. I have to do my job, I have a contract. That's my goal ... A contract extension? There have been some discussions. The president will have the last word. I hope to stay.

OL stronger than last season?

We’re excited about starting the new season. Everyone in the squad knows each other better and we’re playing better together. We’ve reached a very good level. There are many expectations ... Are OL stronger than last season? Absolutely. Our level will be higher this season. Little by little, we’ve developed our qualities. The younger players are progressing a lot. There is a lot of video work done with the coach.

Squad stability

It’s a very good thing. It's reassuring that there haven’t been too many changes from last season. We know each other better and there is a very good understanding between us.

Ligue 1

Each season, the level of the championship improves. Coaches and players are better. We are OL, a great team. We must aim for the best. I hope we can compete with PSG and the other teams.

Thoughts on VAR

This will make football better. There will be fewer mistakes. I hope it works.