The sports director of the Lions assures that the great season of the French team in the Champions League came after a lot of work.
Juninho Pernambucano, former player and current sports director of Lyon, congratulated the players of the French team after the historic triumph against Manchester City that allowed them to get into the semifinals of the Champions League.
“It is a great emotion, but they have a lot of merit. Since January, the players started to create something. It felt incredible energy. To achieve these kinds of beautiful things, you need a family, an energy, a team, they all play together to the other. With great humility “, said the Brazilian before the press.
“If your partner fails, you help him. Of course you must be lucky because we knew we were playing against an opponent who was stronger than us. So we had to adapt,” added the Brazilian.
Juninho also highlighted the team’s preparation after Ligue 1 was suspended due to the coronavirus. “All the players and all the staff have deserved it. They have made a great effort since we returned from the confinement,” he explained.
“The training sessions have been very strong. I think they have grown a lot in terms of work and energy. They are training as if it were a game. Today we see what is happening, something is happening. And that is the Olyimpique Lyon, “he closed.
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