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Reactions: Rémi Garde

Published on the 10 December 2012 à 00:00 by R.B

After each match, we bring you the reactions and analysis from the Olympique Lyonnais bench...

Rémi Garde
"We didn't play our best match tonight... we struggled in the second half... but we managed to get away with a narrow win. My team likes to play, and there's a lot of joy tonight even though we're not getting carried away. We don't want to underplay things either, but there are still lots of matches to play this season. It's really a huge joy to win here, especially after a week in which we won our two matches. When Dabo was sent off, I brought Max [Gonalons] back into defence, because I thought Michel [Bastos] would do a good job of closing down the left flank and taking free kicks. to replace Clément Grenier, if preferred to reposition Gueïda alongside Gonlaons to shut down Cohade. You have to savour a derby win. The players love prepring for these matches, and playing them. We got the job done without completely dominating."

Tonight I had eleven captains out on the pitch. Congratulations to all the lads... we're dedicating this win to the fans...

"You learn what there is to learn in the way the team plays, not in the statistics. Tonight we played some promising football, but we can;t afford to focus on them too much; if we do, we could well end up choking. We had to control Lemoine and Cohade... we controlled their depth... Tonight I had eleven captains out on the pitch. Congratulations to all the lads... we're dedicating this win to the fans..."

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