Speaking to RMC Sport, Lyon Sporting Director Juninho reacted to his club’s surprise Champions’ League Round of 16 1st leg victory over Juventus.
“This was a nearly perfect evening. Of course to win against Juventus, nobody was saying that, we are happy, the first half was perfect, the second half, it was natural that we retreated a bit because Juventus are very good. They did not necessarily have a lot of chances, some through Higuain and Dybala. This is the first match, it shows that we have quality, lots of talents. You feel that the players want to go further in this competition. Many times we have had very sad 2nd legs after matches at home. We have to have confidence.”
On Bruno Guimarães:
He is a young player who has been well developed. He has a lot of humility, and he has this ability to see things before they happen. He provides rhythm, he knows how to keep the ball from time to time, can create danger… He is a really great player. There were members of the Brazilian national team (staff) who were here to watch him tonight. I am happy for him.