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D. Da Silva "We have to win our matches"

Published on 14 January 2022 at 1:25 PM
D. Da Silva "On doit gagner les matchs"
The Lyon defender gave a pre-match press conference two days before the team's trip to face Troyes in Ligue 1 Uber Eats.


There was the frustration in not taking three points against Paris-Saint-Germain. We need the points. We must remember that solidity and the defensive improvements that we were able to make. We defended with a lower block than usual, it's true. We saw a great desire on the part of everyone. We have to retain that for the next matches.


The team's tactics

I feel good in this system. We work well together, and things are becoming more and more instinctive. I am playing a little more than at the start of the season. I am giving 100% of myself. When you are compact, you have more people in the midfield, with a three-man defense. We have to play less often in one on one situations; we have more coverage.



Against Troyes, we will have a little more possession than against PSG. It will have to be used well. Troyes will surely be motivated; like us, they need points. They have changed coaches so the players will also want to prove themselves.


The team's place in the table

Our place in the table is not good. We don't feel good about our ranking, we sleep badly at night. So we have had a little less confidence lately. I am convinced that our confidence will return and that the results will follow. We showed against Paris that we can have a good mental state. We will be playing our direct competitors in February. It's a double-edged sword. By winning these matches we can move up the table. We have dropped a lot of points, and now we no longer have a choice, we have to win these matches.