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Rudi Garcia : "Bruno Guimaraes will be playing shortly"

Published on 20 February 2020 at 1:20 PM
Rudi Garcia : « Bruno Guimaraes va jouer incessamment sous peu »
A few minutes away from heading for Metz for the 26th matchday of Ligue 1 Conforama, the Lyon coach appeared in the press room to discuss the match.

Medical update

“Rafael is injured. The other players are available. We have been working on the integration of Bruno Guimaraes and the return of Léo Dubois. "


The dynamic at present

"We flew through the month of January with great play. We know we can do it, it's not that long ago. The goal is to regain this sort of form. By taking only one point against Strasbourg, we gained a point on the third. We shouldn't dwell on this. Our league form is not good. We must quickly set things straight. "


Bruno Guimaraes' form

“He was on the bench as a substitute against Strasbourg. We will see him shortly. He is technically strong, in the short game, one touch passing. You have to explain Ligue 1 and the team’s game to him, especially in the defensive aspect. I showed him on video the role I expected from a midfielder. It’s important to talk, ask questions. Everything is going well for the moment. He is impatient. He is physically good. We had to work with his jet lag and the trip. He will have to manage the pace of play, which will be different. Fans and staff have high expectations when a new player arrives. But it’s always special in the winter transfer window. There is no quick fix when it comes to adaptation. It takes patience but there is no reason why it should not happen very quickly, especially thanks to the presence of other Brazilians. "


The contributions of Karl Toko Ekambi

“He can play in many positions. He's a fast, technical player. He knows how to bring others into play, like the goal in Paris. He didn't play every three days with his old club so he has to digest the rhythms here. He has entered the competition well. He did not need much accommodation. "


The fixture list

“I can't always play with the same team. There are a lot of matches coming up. We had five days between the two matches and that can help us in the future. We thank the LFP for leaving us a little time before Juventus. This programming is good and intelligent ... There has been some reflection with regard to the calendar and the rotation of players. "


Juve not yet in mind

“The matches before and after the Champions League are always difficult to tackle. This is true for almost all teams. We have lost a few points in the league. It’s only human to think about these European matches. "


 Attachement à l’OL

"I am someone loyal. I do not change my way of doing things. I work in a club as if I am going to stay there all my career. "


Rayan Cherki

"He's listening. He likes football, he watches matches. He doesn't balk at work. If he works a lot, he will go very far. We must not forget that he is only 16 years old. He's still just a kid in the scheme of things. He must close his ears so as not to listen to those who say he is the strongest. I have this paternalistic role, which requires players to listen to their coach. "


The return of Amine Gouiri ?

“I'm still looking at my players. Merit is important. He will be in the squad in Metz. I want him to have playing time. He has played well and he deserves to join the group. "

Watch the press conferences in full on OLTV and OL Play here

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