Please Wait . . .

'Nobody expected us at that level' - Lyon goalkeeper Lopes revels in Champions League underdog status
Dark Mode
Top Leagues
16-Aug-2020, 07:08 pm

'Nobody expected us at that level' - Lyon goalkeeper Lopes revels in Champions League underdog status


Anthony Lopes Lyon goalkeeper

Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes has hailed his side’s performance afterthey dumped Manchester City out of the Champions League at the quarter final stage.

Despite having already accounted for Juventus by defeating the Italian side on the away goals rule after a 2-2 draw on aggregate, few gave OL a hope of ousting City and setting up a date with Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

“It’s incredible because we’re clearly the surprise team,” Lopes explained to RMC Sport in the match’s aftermath. “No-one expected us to be at that level. We’ve got the right to continue to dream, to believe in what we can do.”

The Lyon-born Portugal international, meanwhile, suggested thatcoach Rudi Garcia deserves credit for what the club has achieved.

“Our system is helping us enormously, playing with five at the back,” he said. “We knew that we would have chances and that we would have to take them.

“We’re really happy to be a club like Manchester City. You play football to experience such matches. Now, we’re in the semi-finals and we’ll going to try to continue our nice little match. We’re going to rest well and calmly for the match against Bayern Munich.”

Meanwhile, goal hero Dembele said: “We knew it was going to be a complicated match against a big team. It's not easy when you're on the bench but I told myself that I was going to give my all. We made a promise to ourselves to give everything during the break and that's what we did.

“The mentality has changed in the squad. There is always sadness not to start but I tried to bring my stone to the building at the end.We’re going match by match. There is no point in seeing yourself too beautiful, too fast.”


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Mateusz Klich Liverpool vs Leeds 2020-21

Leeds United vs Fulham Betting Tips: ...

Leeds United will be looking to build on their impressive performance at Anfi...
Kevin De Bruyne

Who will win PFA Player of the Year 2...

The PFA Player of the Year award is one of the most prestigious awards a Prem...
N'Golo Kante Chelsea 2020-21

Brighton vs Chelsea Betting Tips: Lat...

Chelsea begin their Premier League campaign with a short trip to Brighton on ...
David McGoldrick Sheffield United 2019-20

Sheffield United vs Wolves Betting Ti...

Sheffield United will be looking to dispel fears of a difficult second season...
Tottenham celebrate vs Everton 2019-20

Tottenham vs Everton Betting Tips: La...

Tottenham begin their Premier League campaign on Sunday afternoon as Jose Mou...

Transfer

Moise Kean Everton 2019-20

Juventus looking to bring back Everto...

Juventus are looking to bring Moise Kean back to the club after the striker e...
Ed Woodward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United

Solskjaer explains why Man Utd have s...

Manchester United are struggling to add more players to their squad because t...
Callum Hudson-Odoi Bayern Munich GFX

'I don’t know if there is any truth' ...

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampardhas remained silent on rumours linking winger...
Diogo Jota Wolves 2018-19

Liverpool to complete £45m signing of...

Liverpool are set to complete the £45million (€49m/$58m) signing of Diogo Jot...
David Alaba Bayern Munich

'He forgets who Lewandowski's agent i...

David Alaba's agent has hit back at Bayern Munichsporting director Hasan Sali...
image-top-scroll
`

Today's notice