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Published on the 06 December 2006 à 23:47 by BV & SR avec OLTV

Reactions to the match between OL Steaua Bucharest.

Gérard Houllier : I am very satisfied with this qualification campaign, which we led. With 6 matches and 2 draws, our team ended up with the most points of any in the competition. We remain undefeated and, in this match, we shoed our capacity to react well after falling behind. There were positives to come from this match versus a team that plays beautiful attacking football. Steaua put us in difficulty by pressing very high up the pitch.
For the round of 16, it’s down to the draw and I know that there are lots of teams who will not want to take on OL. Concerning Lille? Like the Lyon supporters, I am happy that Lille made it to the round of 16. We will feel less lonely at this stage of the competition.

Cyril Théréau: We played a good game, with a chance early on, posing problems for OL. We knew that if we lay down, it would be hard. It was a pleasure to play here in front of my family and friends.

Loic Rémy : This was a tough match where Steaua Bucharest didn’t give an inch all night. Not everyone gets the chance to test himself at a Champions League level. Me? At the start of the season, I didn’t expect it but I would have jumped at the chance had I been asked. Now, I’m just concentrating on working hard, as I have a lot of progress to make physically.

Jérémy Toulalan: This wasn’t an easy match. We always said this would be a tough game, so a draw is therefore a good result. We knew Steaua was a good team, hard to play against. Overall, we played rather well.

Hatem Ben Arfa: When we feel good in training, we feel good in the match. This game left a bitter taste in our mouths because it wasn’t a victory. They played well and pushed us very hard.

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