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Marcelo: "It's part of an athlete's life"

Published on 29 March 2019 at 6:00 AM

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Marcelo : « Cela fait partie de la vie d'un athlète »
OL's Brazilian defender speaks about his season so far, his goal of lifting the Coupe de France and his hopes of staying as long as possible at Lyon.

This season

"I had problems outside of football. I tried to do my best to help the team and the club the most I could. I pushed forward, thanks to my experience, to offer my skills. There are years when everything is fine and others where things don't go as well. It's part of an athlete's life, it's like that. It's the same in every profession.


His role in the locker room

"It's a little different here. The players have a lot of personality... I respect everyone regardless of age. This generation is totally different from mine. My job, of course, is to help them as much as possible."


His future 

"I am here in Lyon. I renewed my contract through 2021, as it suited both parties. I am very happy. And if the club is still happy with me, I hope to continue this collaboration. I want to give the best of myself for this team."




Final stretch of the season

"We will have to be decisive now. We had been playing every three days, and everybody knows that's not easy. We will now have more time to recover and prepare for the next matches. We have the ability to win our last nine league games and finish second."


Coupe de France semifinals vs. Rennes

"This match is going to be very important for us. We have a good shot. Rennes have had a very good season. They have a good team, but we're playing at Groupama Stadium. You have to give everything. We have to be at our best if we want to win. We have the chance to finish the season by winning the Coupe de France."

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