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Lucas Tousart : "No relaxation on my part"

Published on 04 February 2020 at 3:35 PM
Lucas Tousart : « Pas de relâchement de ma part »
Lyon midfielder Lucas Tousart spoke to a press conference on the eve of the match against Amiens. He mentioned his transfer, his role in the team, the defeat against Nice, and his teammates.

The loss to Nice

"It's true that our form in 2020 is much better in our play and in our results. Unfortunately the momentum was cut off in Nice. But there is still something positive since the start of the year. Anything can happen but now we have to react to the loss and start a positive streak in the wake of it. It was a weird match with the sendings off in particular. There was a false rhythm to the match. We should have done better in the second half. We had the ability to take the lead and take  three points but we didn't. We lacked desire in front of goal and in our build-up play. We were fortunate to return to halftime on level terms. But we mismanaged the match, we were too much about controlling play. We lacked speed in our build-up play. "


The year 2020

"In the 2020 games there were only 3 matches in Ligue 1. But to see that our competitors are picking up points is annoying. We have to focus on ourselves and string together the wins. We missed the opportunity this weekend to make a big move. As the coach said, we have to get on a winning run. We shouldn't make mistakes like we did. All the matches that are left are important, we should not neglect any and it starts tomorrow. On a mental level, we have been good since the start of 2020. We must be ready to take three points against Amiens and then we will try to earn a result in Paris this weekend. "


His move to Hertha Berlin

" I feel good. The club and I had the opportunity to set things straight in the winter transfer window. It frees me up because I already know where I will be next season. It was important to me to stay here until the end of the season to help accomplish the club's goals. This transfer freed me and I think I feel it indirectly on the pitch. I've been in Lyon for a long time, I needed to experience something new. Hertha is a club that will play a leading role in the near future, there has been an investor so it is also a bet on my future. I’ve talked a lot with young French players who play in the Bundesliga, it’s a league that works well for the French. I think this is a league that can suit me. "


His role

"The club is preparing for the future so it's only fair that there are new players. I have no fears. I'm going to hang on and play as many matches as possible until the end of the season. At the start I was not necessarily in the plans for this season but I am someone who does not give up and who is not discouraged. By dint of working hard, I have managed to play a lot of matches and since the start of the year things have gone pretty well. You can count on me, there will be no relaxation on my part. The more time passes, the more I'm going to end up being a central defender, it's only a question of time (laughs). I’ve played in defense in the past but it may be one of my future positions. "


Thiago Mendes

"It is not easy to adapt to a club like Lyon; you have to give new recruits time. It’s football, there’s competition. I hope that for him and for the team's future it will get better because it will be beneficial for the club. "


Ferland Mendy

"He improved quickly here in just one season. His success at Real Madrid does not surprise me. He brings a lot of joy and good humor to those around him when we train and play with him. I had already noticed his great speed at adaptation. He puts himself at the level of the best players and this is a chance for him. "

Watch Lucas Tousart's press conference in full on OL Play here

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