Speaking in an interview with Téléfoot, Lyon manager Bruno Génésio discussed Manchester City, Pini Zahavi, Lionel Messi and much more.
On Manchester City:
It was a match where we rivalled both tactically and technically one of the best teams in Europe… I think that Barcelona will approach the game at their highest level of focus because of what we did against Manchester City.
On Barcelona & Lionel Messi:
We will have to raise our game against Barcelona. We will have to make them defend. I think that we have the ability to rise to their level. Messi is a genius with some very great players around him. We will have to respond as a collective and not with individual marking. Messi is capable of getting around any plan.
On Pini Zahavi:
I think that there is a very big likelihood that I will work with Pini Zahavi in the future. My priority is to stay at Lyon, I have the belief of the president behind me. A manager’s job is very precarious but my desire is to continue.