Rudi García: “We want to stay a long time in Lisbon”


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Rudi García: "We want to stay a long time in Lisbon"

The Olympique de Lyon coach expressed his desire to advance to the Champions League semi-finals, although he highlighted the tough clash he will face Manchester City.

It’s known that Manchester City is the favorite in the series before Olympique de Lyon for the quarterfinals of the Champions League, although the French do not lose the illusion to hit the hit. This is how the Rudi Garcia, who spoke in the preview of the clash against the Citizens this Saturday.

“Having eliminated Juventus should give us confidence. We want to stay in Lisbon for a long time, even if City are the big favorites in this match. But the start of the quarterfinals showed that favorite teams could be abused,” said the coach of the Lions at a press conference.

“Lyon’s results against City in 2018 showed that no game is lost beforehand. You have to exist with the ball and do everything possible to score. We have to be more dangerous up front. We must collectively respond to their individualities. Whatever the system, the important thing is the will of my players, “he added.

For his part, the French appreciated the good game of the English. “There will be a battle in possession against this team, because it is part of their identity. We must not let this group pose problems for us. It is not the system that counts, it is what you put into it, you want it,” he analyzed.

Finally, García expressed his desire to see two Ligue 1 teams in the semifinals of the Orejona after the qualification of Paris Saint-Germain. “It would be historic to have two French clubs in the semifinals, we have to be inspired by what PSG did,” he closed.

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