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Bertrand Traoré: "Stay focused"

Published on 26 August 2019 at 3:49 PM
Bertrand Traoré : « Obligé d'être concerné »
OL's forward spoke to the media to preview Tuesday's Ligue 1 Conforama showdown with Montpellier.

Everybody contributing in defense

"We are better organized. We feel that the attackers are more concerned with the defensive work. This gives balance to the team. This work is done on a daily basis. The coach focuses on this collective work. All the players do tactical work... We see that the coach is 100% involved, so we have to be involved... The coach asks for more variety in my game."



"There has always been some [competition] at OL. It's the beginning, everything is going well. Everyone wants to play... So you have to give everything to keep your spot." 


Sylvinho's arrival

"I have a lot of respect for Bruno Genesio. We had a great season last season. We did what we could do with him. There's been a change now. That was the club's decision. I don't want to compare coaches. Philosophy and mentality have changed."


Building on the strong start to the season

"We must stay focused on our work to keep getting good results. You have to know how to handle both situations, when everything is fine and when everything is not so rosy. We started the championship well but we've only played two games. Let's not get carried away... We have the weapons to threaten PSG and put keep the pressure on through the end of the season."


Transfer market speculation

"I didn't focus on the transfer window. I was in Africa with the family. My agent handled everything. I just wanted to rest, clear my head. I have a contract and I feel good here." 


300 games for Anthony Lopes

"He's an exceptional player. He's very important for us, both on the pitch and in the locker room. He'll get a small gift tomorrow." 

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