OLTV : The best of Alain Caveglia on OLNS
Your status in Lyon
"I don't think I'm an idol. The supporters saw themselves in me I think. I never cheated in terms of my effort. I tried to be as close to them as possible. I knew how they felt because when I was little, I went to the Gerland with my father and my brother and then with my friends from Minguettes. I'm close to them. "
The return to OL in 1996
"I didn't take it as an affront when I was told things were at an end with OL. I signed for Gueugnon in the Second Division because it was the closest to Lyon. That was one of the reasons. It was not a matter of revenge when I returned afterwards. But I always thought I would come back to OL. There had been contacts the year before. I wanted to play in the Stade Gerland in the OL jersey. We didn't win titles but one season, we finished third. We were a group of friends. We had less quality but taking into account our values, we could transcend our ability ... My second return, in 2000, was very tough for me. I arrived with Nantes, I was coming back from injury. I needed six months to regain my sense of place on the pitch, the pleasure of playing. It was difficult for me, for my family. "