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Wendie Renard: "2006-2026, what else can be said"

Published on 11 May 2022 at 4:02 PM

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Wendie Renard : « 2006-2026, tout est dit »
Following her contract extension, our defender and captain Wendie Renard spoke at a press conference alongside Jean-Michel Aulas, Vincent Ponsot and Bruno Cheyrou, to answer questions from journalists. The press conference can be found in full on OLPLAY.

Wendie Renard

"I would like to thank the club hierarchy for their confidence. I don't mind staying here because I know the value of this club, but there was a small desire to look elsewhere. I wanted to leave but after some reflection and playing my hundredth match in the Women's Champions League, I made the choice to stay at OL because I have the guarantee of playing in the competition every year and of being able to win it. 2006-2026, what else can be said. I said to myself that if I left OL, I wouldn't have been able to continue making the history I've been writing. I've grown up with the club so I couldn't leave the club so easily. This is not a holiday, I will continue to give everything to allow OL to continue to win. Everything is possible until the end of my career. I still have good years ahead of me, but I am no longer very young. I have many prospects for when my career finishes. I like round numbers so I'm aiming for 40 titles. I have nine left to go and win more. The NWSL is a good league so I'm not closing any doors, especially since the club owns OL Reign. Now my body is my tool. Going back and forth between the United States and France could be tough for my body, especially at my age. Losing titles and games is normal in sport but I know we have to find a way to win in the near future. I only have good memories at OL, whether with the players or the members of the staff."

 

Jean-Michel Aulas

“We are super happy. It is a privilege to be seated between the best player in the world and the greatest prospect. They both come from the OL academy. Everyone knows the fantastic story of Wendie. I dreamed of having players who could win so many trophies and spend their entire careers at OL. She was in demand everywhere. OL are able to renew our prospects and this project, which is to win as many titles as possible. We promise to make history."

 

Vincent Ponsot

“Wendie is attached to OL, and that is an important criterion for us. It's not a neutral matter."

 

Bruno Cheyrou

“We are delighted to be together for the long term with Wendie. She represents a lot of things for OL and for women's football. This is a guarantee of maintaining high ambitions for the club. She's the best defender in the world. I thank her for the confidence she's granted in us."