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Houssem Aouar : "I like to have freedom on the pitch"

Published on 13 December 2019 at 2:44 PM
Houssem Aouar : « J'aime avoir de la liberté sur le terrain »
Again decisive during the team's qualification for the Round of 16 of the Champions League, Houssem Aouar spoke to a press conference two days before the reception of Rennes in the league. Find this press conference in full on OL Play.

The events of Tuesday evening

“We are very satisfied with qualification. It was a goal of the team. We are sad about what happened after the match; it’s not trivial. The leaders will settle this and we will settle this as a family. Sometimes there are moments of tension. We all have to move forward, it’s in everyone’s best interest. No player wants to experience this situation with the supporters. The group is focused. "


The relationship with the supporters

“Each party is wrong. In every family, there is sometimes tension. We are going to have a discussion with the supporters because it is important. We will try to move ahead. "


The match against Rennes

"I hope that the tribute to Bernard Lacombe will be quality because he deserves it. I also hope that the match will be good because we need a victory. The whole group is focused. We have to impose a rhythm on the match to make the whole stadium get behind us. We need three points to achieve our goals. It’s a very important match against a tough opponent and a great team. "


The draw for the Round of 16

"There is no easy team at this point in the competition. There is a lot of quality. Nothing should be assumed. "



"The armband has boosted him. He always set an example in the locker room. It is 100% all the time. He's our captain and he deserves it. He takes this role very seriously. "


His current form

 “The coach allows me a lot of freedom on the pitch. Playing on the left allows me to make more of a difference individually. I can also change the game by playing in the middle. I like having this freedom a lot. I have a lot of fun on the wing. "


Playing with France in 2020?

"I don't think about that. I think above all about bringing my club forward. Thinking of individual ambitions would be misplaced at this time of the season. "


Find the complete press conference on OLPLAY





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