Houssem Aouar is reborn with the arrival of Laurent Blanc. Put aside by Peter Bosz, he found a starting place with the new coach of OL. And he is looking forward to the shock in Marseille as he said at a press conference.
“Has confidence returned?
A bit though. We have a little more confidence and serenity around us. We were coming out of a complicated period, we are not yet at the top of our strength and we are not yet playing as the coach would like. But this is only the beginning. It is especially important to take points before the break.
How do you feel after this complicated start to the season?
It was not easy because I was away from the field. But that’s in the past, I’m focused on the present and the future. I want to bring to the team, restore the confidence of the coach.
You are in a position that suits you…
… I’ve moved on to quite a few positions and honestly, I don’t have a position that suits me especially. I have benchmarks as a midfielder, and I adapt. It does not change much because when the coaches put me in left midfield, they do not ask me to stick to the line all the time but from time to time. I am asked to return, to have relations with circles.
“We feel the group is more fulfilled. We have more chances because we know what he wants to take us on. He is demanding but the whole dressing room is very satisfied.
Is this match in Marseille a turning point?
No I don’t think so because there are quite a few days left afterwards. We have to take points, win both matches. We feel the group more fulfilled. We have more chances because we know what he wants to take us on. He is demanding but the whole dressing room is very satisfied.
What brought you?
He brought a lot more clarity to the game. We know what he bases his game on and he brought back a lot of confidence thanks to his way of expressing himself, his presence and what he achieved in football.
How are you feeling before this game?
An Olympico is a rather special match, knowing that we don’t have a derby this year. We expect a special atmosphere, let’s be calm in this context.
The Velodrome suits you rather well…
…We have had victories in recent seasons but we are going there with a lot of humility, it’s never easy there. And it is an unlucky team in its last matches because it plays with a lot of intensity. I like this kind of matches with a lot of pressure, the expectations of the fans…
Without the derby, is it the match of the year?
I don’t know but it’s the match with the most fervor. The fans expect a lot. It’s up to us to bring home a win.
“What I want is to have fun again. I want to give everything I can for this club (OL).
The Italian press talks about an agreement with Roma. What about?
What I want is to have fun again. I want to give everything I can for this club (OL) waiting.
Did you choose the Algerian selection?
I want to talk about Marseille only. »