OLTV : The best of Jeff Reine-Adélaïde on OLNS
"The news is reassuring, my knee is fine. I have resumed activities a while ago but it was necessary to work through some exercises before returning. I surprised myself because I had a lot of goals in mind to get back as quickly as possible and I accomplished them. At first, it was very difficult for me, I did not think that the injury was so serious when I went off at halftime. We did all the tests with the doctor and there were no particular concerns. He had diagnosed a meniscus injury that would have made me miss a few weeks of competition. It was during the MRI that we realized that it was much more serious. "
His position on the pitch
"My favorite position is in the midfield, that's where I can bring the most to the team by linking play. After that, you have to deal with the characteristics of the players and the coach will make his choices, but next year, my goal is to start in midfield. "
His journey“I am proud of my journey. I would have preferred to play more at Arsenal, but I am at Lyon today and I am very proud to wear the jersey of another very large club. From an early age, I saw my brother leaving for PSG's training center. At that age, I wanted to do everything like my brother so I started working at being a professional. When I was 15, when I won the U-17 Euros, it was then that I really realized that I could make my passion into a career. "
His return to France
“After Arsenal, the situation was rather unique. If Angers hadn't come forward, I don't know where I would have landed. I had to prove my worth to everyone to be able to come back to the forefront and luckily, I succeeded. I will always be grateful to Angers for giving me the opportunity to play again at the highest level. "
His opinion on the 2019-20 season
“We feel like we haven't done things right. As competitors, we want to redeem ourselves, for the supporters and the club. We resumed training very early, already looking to prepare for our next matches as well as possible but also for next season. We still have the opportunity to win two titles and we will do everything in our power to achieve this, even if the task looks difficult. I'm able to play again, the doctors gave me the green light. I’m very happy to be back on the pitch so I can help the team reach their goals. "