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Sylvinho: "There is a lot of quality in the squad"

Published on 09 July 2019 at 2:42 PM
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in his first interview since being introduced as new OL coach, the Brazilian gave his impressions on the preseason so far while also touching on the summer transfer window.

His first impressions

"This place is really great for training and I feel a very good atmosphere in the group. Being number 1 at OL is a dream. I am very happy. I liked what I did before, but OL is a step above. I try to be myself. I also try to pass on my passion for football to my players. I hope we can play a final."


Language barrier

"I was a bit tense at the first press conference for my presentation. I speak many languages, but unfortunately not yet French. It's tough at first. I haven't had time to take classes yet. I hope to speak French in a few months. I want to improve very quickly."




A quality squad

"There is a lot of quality, especially in the physical aspect. What I like is to see in the eyes of the players the desire to do something. I want to feel my players give the best of themselves. It's always physically difficult to start over again after the holidays. But this moment is very important for the players. I've had a lot of meetings with Juninho and Florian Maurice. I've watched the players a lot and I'm trying to be clear with them about what I want them to do on the pitch."


Nabil Fekir

"Nabil is an excellent player. Technically he's amazing, he's on a different level. He can play in any system. He can do anything."


Transfer market

"The arrival of Joachim Andersen is on track. I spoke with Florian Maurice. Youssouf Koné started his holidays after the Africa Cup of Nations. For the rest, we will play the first friendly matches and we will see if we need to further strengthen the team. I didn't need to propose any players, Florian Maurice and Vincent Ponsot were already working very well before I arrived." 

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