OLTV : The best of Maxence Caqueret on OLNS
His first steps in football
I started soccer when I was 5 in Corbas. I lived in Vénissieux so I wanted to play there originally, but they didn't accept me because I was too young. I did some trials in Corbas with Jean-Louis Farizon. There they told me my age was no problem and I was even able to start with slightly older players. Thanks to Jean-Louis, I was able to get my start football, I cannot thank him enough. While my mother was talking with the coaches, I was taking shots, these are my first memories on a football field.
His goals at the club
It would be nice to wear the armband at the club where I have had my training. It’s not a goal, though -- I don’t put pressure on myself, but it would be a matted of pride. I want to be a part of the squad for a long time and achieve great things in the near future, starting with this season when we will have to return to playing in Europe. The goal is to replicate what we did next season, namely to reach a Champions League semifinal. If everyone works hard and things go the right way, we can even reach a Champions League final.
His relationship with the supporters
It’s always a plus to have the supporters on my side, I’m very happy that the people of Lyon are behind me. I have to give them back that kindness by giving everything I have in every match. That’s my goal since I was little, to give everything for this jersey. Every player has pressure coming onto the pitch, but for me, it's positive pressure. As soon as I set foot on the pitch, I just think about the game and try to do whatever it takes to bring the team to victory.
The impact of futsal on his game
I played futsal a lot when I came to the club, working with Amaury Barlet, it helped me refine my vision of the game and taught me to play more simply. In tight spaces, it is important to play quickly and instinctively so you don't lose the ball. If we apply the same principles to an 11-a-side pitch, it's easier to put the opposing team under pressure. Bruno Guimaraes, when you look at his control, you know he also played futsal. For the midfielders who are at the heart of the game, it is very useful to have played in these conditions.