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Rudi Garcia: "Houssem Aouar is back with us"

Published on 09 September 2020 at 4:20 PM
Rudi Garcia : « Houssem Aouar a fait son retour avec nous »
The coach, Rudi Garcia, held a press conference this Wednesday, just over 48 hours before the trip to Bordeaux. The entire conference can be found on OLPlay.

The match against Bordeaux

“Bordeaux have taken four points from two matches having conceded no goals. They're a cohesive team with an experienced coach. It would be a great thing to go there and win. We have to earn points. We created something in Lisbon and we would be well inspired to keep that if we want to have a good season. We showed we had a team. "


The squad

“I haven't seen the internationals yet. They played a lot. I'm happy for them. We play on Friday and we will have three matches in a row. It is necessary to take into account their form. I only have one player to rule out for Bordeaux because the squad is small… It's a shame that Pierre Kalulu chose to go to Milan. A place was all set for him with these departures. We discussed it with Juninho… We'll look at the National 2 squad if there is a chance to develop some players. "


News on Houssem Aouar

“He is back with us. He got the green light from the doctors. It's good news. He has been at a standstill for several days and it will be necessary to make sure he is ready for Friday. "



“He had a very good first match. He played both matches for the Netherlands. That's good, he needed it. He needs to be rested and we'll see what we can do with him on Friday. There is no reason why he should not be in the squad for Bordeaux. I haven't heard of any offer. "


Update on the mercato

“Kenny Tete and Ciprian Tatarusanu are in the process of being transferred. A coach wants to keep his best players -- I am thinking of Marçal. I will adapt and look for solutions. We always talk about "bankable" players and they are still there. We'll see. This is a part of the transfer window that is not yet over. There are still three big weeks left. This is the rule, you have to adapt. I discuss things with the players. They have to go all out for OL as long as they wear this jersey. It’s in everyone’s interest that they play, that they play well and give it their all. I have reminded them… Rafael is an excellent professional. I wish him good luck… We will also have to talk about the subject of goalkeepers. We lost a great professional with Tata. There is what the club wants and what the players want. I'm not annoyed, I'm just making a point. All the coaches say that this period is difficult. Every year I say the same thing. We start a league campaign with a group and we have another one a month later. "


The defense

“I don't know Cenk Ozkaçar very well yet. He is still very young. We can't decide right away. There are other solutions in the squad. We may move back to four at the back. We're in the process of deciding right now. It's better to have a three-man defense with a left-footed played, as we have seen. It will take some work in training. "











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