Reporters – Jaques Goddet
, Thiery Roland
, Albert Baker d’Isy
Press conference participants – Remi Garde
, Marc Muniesa
: Bonjour Remi. How are you? You’ve been in this job for about 3 months now how are you settling? There have been some good results so far and some average ones.
: Hello Jacques, good to see you here. Listen this is a place I love and it is in my heart so everyone knows I am thrilled to be here. You’re right things have been pretty average here but we have an amazingly young team and nothing will stop us improving so while we have had a few draws, we will bring in more wins and I’m sure the fans will be happier. We sold our star player and brought in a few that will become legends of this club.
: Marc we haven’t really heard from you since your transfer to the club but you’re now out for 3 months with an injury. It must be disappointing just as you were getting a run in the team?
: You’re right it’s been horrible but the manager has stuck by me even when I got injured. He saw my potential and I owe him a lot for giving me the opportunity to come to Lyon. I didn’t see a future for myself at the Nou Camp and the boss there was happy to let me go. I think we’ve had a better start here than most people can see with so many injuries and new players coming in. Tony Watt is an awesome player and he’s already banging in the goals.
: Remi, there is a rumour from the club that the day you sold Lisandro Lopez, you stayed all night in your office working on bringing in new players. Is this the kind of dedication and effort we can expect from you as long as you are the manager?
: Ah Thiery it is not a rumour it is true. I was here all night and was able to secure all the signings on a single night. I had some help through the night (I had to be careful not to mention the bottle of scotch) but nothing will stop me from taking this club to the top of the footballing world. Well that’s all I have time for right now but I’m sure we will speak soon lads, merci beaucoup.