Dimitri Payet launches the shock Marseille-Lyon: "We did not separate on good terms" with Rudi Garcia, tells the N.10 about his former coach, back Sunday in Marseille, ironically about the fact that the less the Portuguese speaks French, and not the language of wood.
Q: Do you feel fans waiting for you, especially on a big match like this?
A: "I always said, I also work like that, I know that there is a lot of waiting, big, small or medium game.We expect me to be decisive, I put myself pressure."
Q: How do you feel about meeting Rudi Garcia again?
A: "It's weird to see him in the camp opposite, a few months ago we received Lyon (3-0 defeat) and saw his talk about Lyon players, Lyon supporters and the Lyon president, that it's odd that he applied for that club, but he is there, he was right. "
Q: What did he say in this chat?
A: "I'm not going to go into detail, I'm just going to say that I would not like him to talk about us like that, we keep it in a corner of our head, but we must not thwart it."
Q: You have also reached the final of the Europa League (lost 3-0 against Atletico Madrid) with him, what is your record of the Garcia years at OM?
A: "Mixed, I do not forget the year of the European Cup (2018), but behind it we had a difficult year, our reports have deteriorated and that I do not forget either, and I'm here today (in press conference, ed.) I do not know how to say it, but we had rather warm moments (Payet, captain, is a time out of the team, ed), a communication that did not pass, headaches ... But I'm talking about my personal case, I have a rather difficult character, too.We did not separate on good terms.
Q: Could you like Rudi Garcia move from Lyon to Marseille in three months?
R: "I do not think so, no."
Q: What differences do you see between André Villas-Boas, your current coach, and Garcia?
A: "These are two different ways to see football, with the new coach training is based on a lot of ball, play, possession, attack, squeeze high, recover as fast as possible when you do not have the The most obvious difference is that today we have a coach who speaks with his heart, who says things, who speaks French, he does not try to speak the language, he responds to questions about sensitive topics and it feels good. "
Q: For example, Villas-Boas said that the first half against Monaco (2-1 defeat in the League Cup) was a "shame" ...
A: "It was the first time the coach had said that on one of our matches, but he was not wrong, it was clearly what we felt as well." But that made us react, we showed another face against Lille (2-1), we were able to show character and aggressiveness and we were rewarded.We can say that we beat a big + this year, another comes this weekend. end ... "
Interviewed at a press conference
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