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Jean-Michel Aulas: "Great pride because Karim Benzema is a child of OL"

Published on 07 September 2021 at 9:25 AM
Jean-Michel Aulas : « Une grande fierté car Karim Benzema est un enfant de l’OL »
OL president Jean-Michel Aulas has spoken of Karim Benzema's return to Lyon, as he will play in Groupama Stadium with the France team this Tuesday evening. He also took the opportunity to pay tribute to the man who made his name at OL in the 2000s.

Jean-Michel Aulas

"Karim, he is the past and the future. He is a child of OL, a product of the Academy. We have always had a sense of family with him and his family. It is with great pride that we welcome him to Groupama Stadium. Unfortunately, he has never played in this stadium in an OL jersey. I hope that the future will tell us whether, by the time he ends his career, it will be possible to create a closer connection. He has had an exceptional career at Real Madrid and for the French national team. It is a point of great pride, a great joy because he is a child of OL."