The Olympique Lyon striker is confident ahead of Saturday’s rematch with Juventus, looking to qualify for the Final 8 in Lisbon.
Memphis Depay He was one of the favored before the long recess due to the pandemic since he was able to recover from his injury and return to the official action corresponding to the 2019/20 season. The Dutchman had been expected since the 2020/21 campaign, but changes in the schedule allowed him to be in the final of the French League Cup and will allow him to play the rematch of the round of 16 of the UEFA champions league.
Olympique Lyon then he has his figure for the clash on Friday against Juventus in Turin and hopes to defend the 1-0 achieved on French soil back in March. Precisely, his attacker, who contested the definition against PSG that finished tied without goals and with victory on penalties for the Parisians, warns the Italian champion.
“I’m ready. That’s all I have to say about it … With these new rules (Final 8 in Lisbon and one-game series) everyone is a favorite. And Juventus has very experienced players to approach the final phase,” valued the 28-year-old footballer.
Along the same lines, Depay looked inward and analyzed: “These players know very well what they have to do, what their job is. On the contrary, we have many young people who have not experienced the pressure of the Champions League. We do not have fear and the Juventus players know it. “
And when highlighting the continental challenge, the Netherlands added: “It is very important, the Champions League is something you dream about when you are a boy. Personally, I think I belong there, so it is very important to be present in this competition This is my third or fourth Champions League and I am far from satisfied. It allows you to improve your statistics and gain experience. It is very important. “
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