Mercato: Paqueta swears loyalty to Lyon, but … – Football

Author of XXL performances, attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta has left Olympique Lyonnais, with whom he feels fully empowered. But the Brazilian would still like to taste the Champions League

Paqueta fell in love with OL.

A very successful DJ during his first season in the Rhine, the attacking midfielder of Olympique Lyonnais, Lucas Paqueta (24), has not ceased to impress since the start of this exercise.

Author of 5 goals and 2 decisive assists in 13 games in all competitions, the Brazilian exerts an enormous influence, on the play of his team as on the results.

Paqueta lives sound best moment

His starts which changed the course of the last two games against AS Monaco (2-0) in Ligue 1 then Sparta Prague (4-3) in the Europa League are there to prove it if need be. Arrived in a situation of failure from AC Milan in the summer of 2020, Auriverde clearly stands out as one of the very best players in Ligue 1. And, inevitably, with such a record of service, Gone risks losing ground. ‘be in demand by more upscale clubs at the end of the season. Under contract until June 2025, the South American, however, assures not to think of a departure.

I do not have in mind to leave. I am currently having the best time of my career and I hope it will last a long time, I feel at home here, Paqueta said in a Tlfoot interview. The affection of the supporters is indescribable! I hope to continue giving the best of me to make them proud … Football is a team game, joy. I am happy to have the number 10, it is symbolic. have been here for 1 year and have more responsibilities. I am aware of this and hope to meet expectations. A true declaration of love!

Champions League goal

In the crowd, the native of Rio de Janeiro, however, added a small bmol: My goal is to play in the Champions League, I hope to do it here and return the fans the affection they give me. In other words, its future could be called into question if OL, currently 7th in the championship, do not find C1 next season. In any case, the Lyonnais have a sizeable asset with the presence of sporting director Juninho, who had already played a decisive role in the arrival of his compatriot.

Juninho has always believed in me. I chose Lyon for him. When he introduced me to this club, I immediately felt that I had to play here. Today I finally understood why, revealed Paqueta. The beautiful love story between OL and the Brazilian only asks to continue beyond the current season. To be sure, it would be better to finish on the podium in L1, or win the Europa League …

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