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Rudi Garcia : "It's a pressure that we have to put on ourselves"

Published on 10 January 2020 at 1:40 PM
Rudi Garcia : « C’est une pression qu’on doit se mettre nous-mêmes »
The coach answered journalists' questions 24 hours before the trip to Bordeaux. The full press conference can be found on OL Play.

Medical update

“Apart from the long-term injured, everyone is fit. There is the return of Marçal, it's a real plus. We will be much better on our left flank. These are positive points. "


The mercato

"I hear things when we aren't even discussing them. I hope there will be no departures. We have a lot of players in the infirmary. Sporting-wise, we need everyone. I think Tousart's complicated match may be linked to rumors. This transfer period should not even exist. I have said the players shouldn't be disturbed. We must not get caught up in this. There are sporting and economic reasons. No one has told me that we have concrete proposals. "


The dynamic of the moment

"We have scored ten goals in two matches but we must not forget that we played a National team in one of those. The dynamics are good. It's back to the championship. We are behind in the race. Bordeaux is not an ideal place to get back into action. It was good to begin the year as we have. We work hard, we needed to do physical preparation again. The team’s problem was the inability to string together good performances. We still have to work on our combination play. There are satisfactory points to be made about our attacking play in the two Cup matches. We have redesigned the tactical setup since the loss of some players. I think we should have qualified more strongly against Brest. It’s important to show the desire to win in the best possible way. "


The situation in Ligue 1

“There are 19 matchdays left, 57 points to be won. We are far from the final sprint. We’re like tightrope walkers, we’ve pulled the net below us. Management of our nerves must be a quality of the group. We will not have the chance to make mistakes. It’s a pressure that we have to put on ourselves. Players know what is at stake. This is the podium. We must focus on the match that is coming. "


"It’s a good team, even if their results are sometimes inconsistent. They have solidity with a system in place. You have to be careful. "


Maxence Caqueret

“He has started a lot of matches. It is interesting, it gives us fluidity. He still has to improve in some of his decision-making. He has to improve his strength but he has the will to win the ball from the opponent. He has this quality. He is a part of this young group which has allowed us to win certain matches. The advantage of young people is their carefree attitude. There are some interesting options. And when I want to score a goal, I just bring on Jean Lucas (smile) ... The three substitutes are very important in a match and that was the case against Brest. "


Watch Rudi Garcia's press conference in full on OL Play here

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