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Rudi Garcia : "We want to win and we will do it"

Published on 28 February 2020 at 3:17 PM
Rudi Garcia : « On veut gagner et on va le faire »
The OL coach reflected on his team's victory against Juventus on Wednesday (1-0) and spoke of Sunday's match against Saint-Etienne at a press conference two days before the derby.

Medical update

“Kenny (Tete) is suspended, Rafael (da Silva) is back and Maxwel (Cornet) is a doubt. He has a sprained ankle after a foul by an Italian player. For Léo (Dubois), we will see if he can continue. The players are doing well. We focused on recovery. We had to recharge our batteries to be 100%. "


The win against Juventus

“It was a big game. We beat a big team but only the future will tell us if it will revive us. Players have proven to themselves that they can compete with anyone. No one saw us beating this team but we proved the contrary. We play again four days later, so we have three days to prepare for it. By Sunday, we will have recovered. I quickly turned the page and the players must do the same to focus on the derby. "


The derby against ASSE

"We want to win and that is what we are going to do. A derby is not played, it is won. We hope to play beautiful football but the main thing will be to win. We want to continue our series started in Metz. It would allow us to gain points and places. In addition, we will be at home, in front of our audience, in a full stadium like Wednesday. I hadn't seen the first leg. The measure of the match's importance and the move that we could do in the table will motivate us by themselves. There is an awareness of this on the part of the players. "


A very unique match

“A derby is always special. It is no longer a question of classification but of regional supremacy. I have known derbies in France (Lille-Lens) and abroad, between two clubs which played in the same stadium (Roma-Lazio). These are passionate matches. Players should keep a cool head, not just play with their Lyon hearts. We must be able to respond to all issues, whatever the system or tactics implemented by the opponent. You have to guess what they can do, try to anticipate, even if it's difficult. Certain principles often recur within certain teams and the qualities of the players are immutable. "


Watch the pre-derby press conferences on OL - ASSE in full OLTV and OL PLAY here

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