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Rudi Garcia : "Bringing the trophy back to Lyon, we're only thinking about that"

Published on 30 July 2020 at 4:46 PM
Rudi Garcia : « Ramener le trophée à Lyon, on ne pense qu’à ça »
Lyon coach Rudi Garcia spoke to the press on Thursday afternoon just over 24 hours before the Coupe de la Ligue final against PSG.

Update on the squad

“There will be five substitutions. It’s a smart decision. I hope that will be repeated for the next season. This is crucial for tomorrow. It will be important to make more changes than usual. The coach will be able to do more coaching. We have had a long preseason. We felt it was necessary. We're all heading into the unknown, we can't say otherwise… Ciprian Tatarusanu will start in goal for this final. The players are ready to pose problems for the opponent regardless of the system. "

 

Memphis and Jeff Reine-Adélaïde

“They were ready faster than the others because they didn't rest. We even told them to go on vacation for a bit. There is no substitute for training with teammates. They will have the opportunity to finish the season with us. This is good news ... We were reassured about their ability to be ready for these dates. "

 

The playing conditions

“We are going through some very hot days. We were able to prepare for this heat in Lyon by being very careful with hydration. There has been a lot of emphasis on this subject. These are the first competitive matches, the body isn't used to drawing its resources. It will be cooler than with 80,000 spectators but this is how things are. "

 

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A very important match under pressure

“It's a great opportunity to win a trophy. It’s been too long since we won it. We must give our full effort to this opportunity. We want to bring the trophy back to Lyon. We know we will be the underdog, but we also have a top-level team. Positive pressure, that's all we think about. It's fantastic to have these two matches to play. I am very excited and motivated. We hope to win by giving everything. "

 

The last match against PSG

“We have shown that we are capable of scoring goals. You shouldn't compete over 60 minutes but over 90 or 120. You have to be prepared for that ... Each match has its own story and I don't know tomorrow night's. We have talked a lot with the staff. It is believed that the last 20 minutes will be physically challenging for both teams. "

 

Paris then Juventus

“We will have plenty of time to focus on the Champions League after this match."

 

 

 

 

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