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Thiago Mendes : "We are moving forward and keeping our heads high"

Published on 28 January 2020 at 12:23 PM
Thiago Mendes : « On évolue et on garde la tête haute »
Two days before the Round of 16 of the Coupe de France, which will see OL travel to the Allianz Riviera in Nice, Brazilian midfielder Thiago Mendes spoke to the press.

The two matches against Nice

"We must first think of the first match against Nice, and get a positive result on Thursday evening. Then, in a second step, think of Sunday and also answer the call. Eight matches without defeat gives us confidence. We are moving forward and keeping our heads high. It’s important not to lose matches, no matter the competition. "


Bruno Guimarães

"He’s a very good player, I’ve only known of him recently. I have been following his matches since I have been in France. He's coming to help the team and he will bring a lot to the club, I'm sure. We need to strengthen the team. There are no automatic starters, you have to work every day. His arrival will of course help the squad. "


His integration

“I feel better match after match, I still have to improve. The good results allow me to express myself more easily on the pitch. I’m not as good as I was at Lille at the moment but I’m certainly realizing that's a product of the team’s poor start to the season I think. The recent positive results allow me to feel more comfortable in the team and I am performing better. Everyone can think what they want but I do my job, I bring the most I can for this club. There is a gap between Lille and Lyon and a bridge to cross. I have had a lot of support from the fans in particular, I try to give them back the love they gave me. I take private lessons at home to learn French. With my teammates I am already there and soon I will be doing the press conferences in French. My favorite sentence in French is: "We won a match, it's very good." "


His position

"I can play in several positions but for me it doesn't matter, I will do anything for the team according to what the coach asks of me. "

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