Face of Brazilian sporting director Juninho French Olympique LyonnaisA strong message to rivals in the Champions League, after Juventus were eliminated and qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals.
Juventus bid farewell to the European Champions League in the round of 16, at the hands of Olympique Lyonnais, despite yesterday’s victory in the second leg 2-1, but the old lady left the competition due to losing the first leg, 0-1..
In his statements to the club’s official website, the sporting director of Olympique Lyon confirmed that his team is able to face any team in Europe in the continental championship after Juventus was excluded from the final round.
Juninho said, “The work and preparation to face Juventus were well prepared, as the players realized that we have a talented team but we don’t play together collectively. They have assumed their responsibilities much more than that, and now they have confidence in this mentality, and we can do great things in the future.”
He continued, “There was success, but it eluded us for a long time. The spirit has returned and there were nice things like attack, opportunities and focus, thank the fans of the team. They have suffered a lot this season, but we were able to raise our physical and technical level.”
He continued, “There is a lot of satisfaction with the team and we are able to face any team in Europe. We played well against the Italian champions and were unlucky in the French League Cup final. We deserve the best and we stood against a team of the same level.”
He added, “I hope the players maintain this mentality. I am happy to qualify. Congratulations to the players, the apparatus and all the fans.”
It is noteworthy that Lyon hit a date with Manchester City, who managed to beat Real Madrid, in the quarter-finals, which will play in Lisbon, Portugal.