Back to current affairs. Olympique Lyonnais has turned the page Lisbon and the semi-final of the Champions League to immerse themselves in the championship and this first duel against Dijon.
Lyon returns to Ligue 1 this Friday, with one idea in mind, to shine throughout this season without Europe to better find it in a year. And this new adventure begins with the reception of Dijon in a Groupama Stadium which will have the Final 8. In fact, if the big gap is obvious, Rudi Garcia intends to take advantage of the Lisbon breath.
Keeping the momentum of the Champions League
“We continued to work on the field, especially on the game aspect. But the peculiarity is more on the psychological level. However, I found a happy, focused, hardworking group. I hope the boys will be able to show the same state of mind, the same determination as in the Champions League. This determination will be useful for us to find the European Cup “, pleaded the Lyon coach at a press conference, relaying Le Progrès.
“The tactical attitude will be different from the C1”
If the team will be deprived of Rafael, expelled in the final of the League Cup, or Tino Kadewere, Garcia has a sufficiently large group (almost too much for a season without a European Cup, departures are expected). He is also aware that his OL will have to play differently. “We will have to take things more in hand, the tactical attitude will be different from the C1, with a Dijon block a priori more compact so we are working on it,” he admits.
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