The OL president shared his thoughts with OLTV a few minutes after the qualification in Istanbul.
“This is an unforgettable moment, for the whole team, the coach and the club. We have great physical and mental capabilities. Winning away to Besiktas after extra time means that the players played a model match. We saw all the solidarity of the OL family. That warms my heart. Our club has two teams in the semi-finals of a European Cup. But we’re not satisfied. This may be the year when we suffered the most, but it could also be a great year… It would be nice to wait to meet Manchester because they’re probably the strongest team. We need to steer clear of making predictions, though…”
We saw all the solidarity of the OL family. That warms my heart. Our club has two teams in the semi-finals of a European cup.
“Alex Lacazette has a muscle injury. He should recover in time for the semi. We have a good doctor. We’ll do everything to make it happen… The criticism towards Anthony Lopes is unjustified. He’s a great ‘keeper. I hope he plays his whole career with OL. He’s a lovely fellow...We’ve managed to get Nikolas Nkoulou back on his feet. He’s fought very hard. There’s also the symbol of Max Gonalons, who scored that goal that sent the team into the semi-finals. I hope that he signs a new contract. Of course he will stay on in the future.”