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Rudi Garcia : "We must be courageous"

Published on 13 August 2020 at 11:38 AM
Rudi Garcia : « Il faudra être courageux »
OL coach Rudi Garcia has spoken about the upcoming match against Manchester City in the quarterfinals of the Champions League (Saturday, 9 p.m.). Clear as to how the opponent that they are set to face is seen to him, the manager is no less ambitious and believes in the chances of his team.

The match against Manchester City

“The double legged-tie against Juventus is definitely going to help us ahead of facing Manchester City, although they remain the big favorites in this game. They are quite match fit and finished their league season very well after confinement. This is a team whose statistics one is better not to look at! They keep the ball, use it well, and have extraordinary players technically. The danger can come from anywhere but once again, in a match, we absolutely have to believe in our chances. We have to be brave, defend well but above all use the ball well and do everything to score. We know who we're playing against, whether it's Pep Guardiola who is one of the best coaches in the world and obviously with these players, with whom he continues to play well with and without the ball. "


Pep Guardiola

“I would be very happy to face Pep Guardiola again. We like each other very much and have always followed each other's careers. He has reached an extraordinary level with Barça, Bayern and now City. He still has this same passion that drives him and this "researcher" side which often makes him a pioneer in management, whether it's in the way he develops his teams as well as his players. "


Bruno Guimaraes and the evolution of the team

“It’s not just Bruno Guimaraes who has changed this team. There was also the return of Léo Dubois earlier this year, the emergence of Maxence Caqueret and the returns of Memphis and Jeff Reine-Adélaïde this summer. I’m talking about these other four players as well because they’re all excellent players. When we have these players like that on the team, we have additional possibilities to play collectively with significant fluidity in our style of play which we cannot do with other less technically gifted players. Bruno Guimaraes is very important in this respect, even if I found him a little less efficient over the last two matches. Maybe that’s a good sign, because we went up against Juventus with players not necessarily at the top of their level. Memphis was also in this situation. If these players rise further and regain their top level, we can hope to go further in the competition. "










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