Rudi Garcia breaks down 5-0 derby win: “We were very good with high pressing.”

Speaking in a post-match press conference, Lyon manager Rudi Garcia explained how his side achieved a barnstorming 5-0 victory over St Étienne.

We were very good with high pressing, the ambition to stretch St Étienne to develop the game. We were constant throughout the match. We did it in a good way. It is important to score on set-pieces, we worked on that and it paid off. We left the training centre with an incredible send-off thanks to the fans. It is maybe our most complete match, certainly. We could have scored more in the game. But 5-0 away from home in the derby, that doesn’t happen every day. It is historic. We were a bit behind on the statistics, I told the players that. We are back ahead, that was important. I continue to think that there is no standings in a table that counts in a derby. We were very good tactically and technically. Work pays off. The team that wants it more and who shows the most heart had won. That is what counts in a derby, not the starting XIs. I have won my three derbies with Lyon. We did not want PSG and Lille to run away. I am not forgetting that we are in third and that Monaco are coming back. It was very important to win.”

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