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Martin Terrier: "It's not the same OL when everyone plays together"

Published on 25 September 2018 at 1:29 PM
Martin Terrier : « ce n’est pas le même OL quand tout le monde joue ensemble »
The 21-year-old forward spoke about how he's settling in with OL, competition for playing time and the need for Lyon to continue their winning ways - starting with Wednesday's (19h00 CET) match at Dijon.

How he's settling in

"I'm settling in very well. I feel the trust of the staff. I started my professional career in a club that played to avoid relegation. The pressure here is higher. The objectives aren't the same. I'm learning. In order to settle in, you have to perform well and the preparation helped me a lot. I was able to begin settling in before arriving thanks to the France U21 team. I've known Lucas [Tousart] for a while."

The current dynamic

"These victories gave us confidence. We needed to react. We can't play below a certain threshold. We must emphasize this mindset. It's not the same OL when everyone plays together. I feel that this is the beginning of a streak. You have to take advantage of the confidence you've gained."

Competition 

"I was well aware that in coming to Lyon, the competition would be tough. We must feed on that. You have to learn from the guys who play in your position. I watch every game. I'm also focusing on my game. I know where I need to improve. I've been rigorous in the defensive aspect. I make good decisions at the right times... I like Thierry Henry, Bergkamp and Eden Hazard. I watch a lot of football."

His position

"I'm a little shy, but I can get over it. I know how to adapt quite easily. I can play all over the pitch in attack. It's an asset. I prefer to be directly behind the forwards. I already had the opportunity to play alongside Moussa Dembélé with the U21s."

Wednesday's game at Dijon

"We must remember the mistakes of the past and it starts tomorrow in Dijon. Teams fear Lyon. There are two games within our reach: we have to take all six points." 

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