Before going to face Marseille, Sunday (8:45 p.m.) for the 14th day of Ligue 1, the coach of Lyon, Laurent Blanc, assured Friday in a press conference that his players “must have wanted to play such matches”.
“It’s very special when you go to play there. […] because there is atmosphere, agitation, fervor. There are people in love with football. You have to expect everything. It’s nice “said the former coach of Bordeaux and PSG. “It’s not a special match, but an extraordinary match to play”.
“I hope my players really like this kind of atmosphere. Because if you’re afraid of that, it’s because you’re not cut out for a high-level career.”
“You have to want to play such matches. If there were only matches like that in the Championship, it would be great. When I was a player, I really liked and I hope that my players really like this kind of atmosphere. Because if you’re afraid of that, it’s because you’re not cut out for a high-level career, because at high level, there’s this kind of match too.insisted the former coach of the France team.
“Both teams are under pressure: Marseille are on a negative streak but we can’t say that Lyon are on a super streak too. Both clubs have an obligation to play a good game and achieve a very good result.”he concluded.