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Bruno Genesio: "Every game now is almost like a final"

Published on 16 March 2019 at 12:20 PM
Bruno Genesio : « chaque match est presque une finale »
Lyon's coach spoke to the media three days after bowing out of the Champions League against Barcelona and on the eve of Sunday's Ligue 1 Conforama match at home versus Montpellier.

Injury report

"Antho (Lopes) and Ferland (Mendy) are ruled out for tomorrow. Amine (Gouiri) is now training with the group, he's getting close to returning to competition. Marcelo is suspended for this match. I don't  have any information on the delay for Antho. There is a concussion protocol in place. We'll know more in the coming days." 


Lille's loss on Friday

"We have to take care of ourselves first. Lille's result will only be favorable if we do what it takes to win. The fight is back on only if we win. Tomorrow's match against Montpellier is what's most important and will be difficult to win. We must focus on what we can control."

Champions League exit against Barcelona

"The scoreline was heavy. We never come out unscathed from a game where we concede five goals. As in Paris, there were contradictory game facts. It's affected us, but I would like us to have the same reaction as after Paris. This would show that we know how to react after failure. At 2-1 we felt like we could do it, and then it became a four-goal deficit. We went from  being hopeuful to being really disappointed. I can't remember being under such pressure from an opponent since I've been a coach. We had doubts [in the first leg] at home. The third goal was a huge blow for us mentally."


Lessons learned against Barça? 

"We were too inhibited in the face of adversity... The second aspect is the technical differences between both teams. This is where we have to improve. I remain convinced that it was the right system to cause them problems. We must be positive about what worked. We must also bring in new blood tomorrow."


Hosting Montpellier

"Playing on Sunday is better for us. We must adapt to the schedule. As the final deadlines approach, we need to be as focused as possible. This is certainly where we have an advantage compared to our opponents. Because we've already gone through this before... We have experience with this. Every game now is almost like a final."


Mathieu Gorgelin

"He has already taken on this responsibility in the past. I have no doubts about him."

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