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Martin Terrier: "Goals are an obsession for me"

Published on 09 March 2019 at 6:00 AM

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Martin Terrier : « Le but est une obsession pour moi »
The former Strasbourg man, who returns to his old stomping grounds this Saturday in Ligue 1 Conforama, speaks about his first season at OL: how he's adapted, his ambitions, his end-of-the-season goals.

Martin, you're facing your former team on Saturday. How special is this match for you?

"I can't wait to play this game. The stadium [Stade de la Meinau] has a unique atmosphere. RC Strasbourg are the club had faith in me and launched my career in Ligue 1 Conforama. I had the chance to show myself. I owe a lot to this club."


How has your first season at Lyon been going?

"I integrated easily. I already knew a lot of players, like Houssem Aouar, Lucas Tousart and Tanguy Ndombele with the France U21 team. They immediately put me at ease. It was therefore all very natural." 


As a striker, what do goals mean to you?

"Goals are an obsession for me. I like to play with my teammates. Assists are also important. But it's true that scoring a goal is something extraordinary for an attacker."




There's a lot of competition at your position (Maxwel Cornet, Bertrand Traoré, Memphis, Nabil Fekir, Moussa Dembele). How do you deal with that?

"I knew from the start that by signing here, there would be strong competition. That's what I wanted too. I think this pushes us to give our all. I try to perform every time the coach calls me."


How do you see things going in the second leg vs. FC Barcelona?

"We will try to reproduce the same performance we gave against Manchester City. We will have to stand together and give 200% of ourselves to achieve this feat. Barcelona have footballers with exceptional qualities. We have some as well. And it's up to us to be aware of it."


What are some of your personal goals for the end of the season?

"I will try to have the most playing time possible. I want to give everything to shake up the hierarchy. It's up to me to be successful to win my spot as the season ends."

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