The post match reactions after OL-PSG in the last round of 32 of the Coupe de la Ligue.
We put in a good performance tonight, unfortunately the result did not come with it. We invested a lot tonight, that's why there was a mix of disappointment and satisfaction in the dressing room, because as far as our play is concerned we are good. We'll have to refocus on the league as we will have to grapple some more points. It's good to be part of a team that moves so much, even if there is no result at the finish. I think we lacked realism, then we will not lose too often if we continue with the same desire. We played without restraint, with Gerland behind us awaiting a positive result. But we cannot be blamed for our effort tonight. It's part of sport, you have to accept it. We (the players) have never given up on anyone (ed.: notably Claude Puel), so we only have to think about the results. I think the president made the right decision, at least I have not seen anyone get up against it in the dressing room. I hope it will silence the rumors about us. The president has decreed a "sacred union", and I think if we did not want to be behind the coach, we would not play as we have in recent matches. This 14th place does not please us, we cannot wait to climb back up the table. I hope the fans will stay behind us. I spoke with Greg Coupet, we both put in a good match I think.
Many emotions, and lots of fun for me tonight. Especially since I have been on the bench for two months. It was a pleasure to return to this pitch, and I’d like to thank everyone for their hospitality. I know a lot of people here, it’s true (smiles). I admit it's a bit special for me. Maybe it was my testimonial match.
The first half was very difficult. I told the players it was a miracle to go in at half-time at 1-0. I was expecting a lot of my players in the second half, and I liked what I saw. The tactical change has done us a lot of good. Ludo (Giuly) worked hard to create situations down the flank. After that it was Mathieu who equalised, it’s a little sign, since he is a former Lyon player. There are many of us who have passed through Lyon. That's good, we strove to get this qualification, I am happy with my players.