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Garde hungry to break Lyon drought

Lyon will be looking for their first Ligue 1 win of the season when they take on Brest at the Stade de Gerland on Sunday.

Remi Garde’s side has only managed two draws and a loss in their last three outings in Ligue 1 despite going unbeaten so far in the UEFA Europa League.

And although his side has been unable to replicate their European form domestically, Garde insists they can fufill the expecatations placed on them in the lead up to the Christmas break.

“We are just aware of what we need to do, and we are ready to take our responsibilities,” he said.

“We have to sustain our rhythm until the Christmas break, beginning with seven games in 22 days until the next international break in November.

“So as I said, seven games in 22 days, is a very tough time and obviously we’ll have to deal with this. We must confirm the promises we’ve made in terms of play, but that’s the way the competition is.”

Garde believes in spite of Lyon’s lack of early season form his side have played well and have not given him any cause for concern ahead of Sunday’s fixture.

“Of course mathematically I still regret the points we dropped against Bordeaux. But we played well, there were good things in the agme and I’m happy with my team so far. I’m not especially worried for the next,” he said.

“Even if you’re right we must confirm that we’re up to the job, but we never know what could happen. We are talking about sport. We just try to have control what we can by working hard during training sessions. But we are not fully in control, never.”

Sat 20 October, 2012
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