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Lair and Dickenmann ahead of Prague clash...

Published on the 08 November 2011 à 18:04 by OT

Olympique Lyonnais Women's coach Patrice Lair and midfielder Lara Dickenmann faced up to the press ahead of Wednesday's visit of Sparta Prague to the Stade Gerland in ...

"We have to stay focused and think of the fans that will come to watch the game. I'm expecting a lot from my players, in terms of playing style, of putting the ball in the back of the net, and putting on a show as well. The supporters come to be entertained, and we need to respect that. I hope to witness a better match than the game against Cluj in the previous round that finished 3-0."

"It's important to manage the squad and rotate players. We've got some big games coming up with a big game against Juvisy in December, without forgetting our next games against Yzeure and Soyaux. I have to think about the girls that will be heading of the Antilles islands with the France national team, so they don't get injured. Having so few injuries at this stage of the season is a really good thing."

"We love playing at the Stade Gerland, we exploiting all the space of a big pitch. We always have a ball at the Stade Gerland. We've got a 6-0 lead from the first leg so we can go into this return game with plenty of confidence, but we've still got plenty of motivation and desire."

"The first leg wasn't as easy as all that. We took a lot of knocks early on and they really weren't too concerned about playing the ball. There wasn't much space out there, but we still managed to score twice before half time and that was really important."