Speaking to L’Équipe, Lyon midfielder Sergi Darder has revealed that his price-tag from when he joined OL last year (€12m) has affected him psychologically.
“When you cost €12m, it is not easy. The fee, you have it in your head and that is normal. As soon as you play badly, you think that everyone is going to give you hell. Here, at Lyon, there are not a lot of signings made and you rarely pay for more than €10m for a player because a lot of emphasis is placed on the youth ranks. So I was expecting for people to start to say that I was rubbish, that I could not play for Lyon. The opposite has happened.”