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Captain Léo Dubois gives a press conference

Published on 05 August 2021 at 2:45 PM
Le capitaine Léo Dubois en conférence de presse
The new Lyon captain gave a press conference two days before the opening of the league season, this Saturday at Groupama Stadium against Brest.


The coach

He is a very rigorous person who has a lot of values, based on respect. He has a great amount of football knowledge. Regarding his system, he has demonstrated why he wants to play like that. It's easier when a coach has an idea of what he wants to do and knows how to explain it to his players. He makes the players understand why he wants pressing done like this, why there is a five second rule which is essential after losing the ball -- this makes our understanding and and adoption of it easier.

His style of play

We've learned what the coach wants. He has a different philosophy from how we played last year. There has been a period of adaptation and this is normal. We have to be positive. There has been progress as the games progressed in keeping the ball and in everyone's need to be involved in recovering the ball. In the last match we made a lot of mistakes and we conceded goals. We have to fix that this weekend. To have a good league season, you have to have a good defense. You have to play on the front foot, but maintain your defensive stability and make as few mistakes as possible.