Direct opponents of the Belgians of Wolfsburg (5 pts) for the qualification in group G, Amadou Onana and Lille (5) do not have the right to make mistakes against Salzburg, current leader (7). “We have a very big game to play”, is motivated by the Belgian midfielder of 20 years, guest of our show Champions Club this Monday. “No one thought we would still be in a position to qualify, but we have something to go after.”
Appeared at all of Losc’s European meetings this season, Onana could receive a second tenure. “A Champions League game is what everyone dreams of. So I savor every moment on the pitch, even in the pre-game when the anthem rings out. It’s an indescribable feeling. I started against Sevilla, I had goosebumps. I even sang the anthem, it was so incredible for me “, smiles the one who joined Lille this summer from Hamburg.
Often used by Jocelyn Gourvennec as a defensive midfielder, the Lille giant (1.95 m) can also move up a notch, depending on the profile of the teammate aligned at his side. “I’m quite comfortable all over the midfield”, he assures. “I don’t have a very precise position and that’s what makes my strength. The coach expects in any case an extraordinary riot of energy from me. I like to put commitment and rhythm and c what he wants me to do when I play. “
In Lille’s 4-4-2, Amadou Onana is in competition with the Portuguese Xeka and Renato Sanches, and to a lesser extent with Benjamin André, who is an indisputable holder. “If I’m here, it’s to get a starting place. I want to accumulate as much playing time as possible to regularly get a place in the eleven.”
Also with the goal of the World Cup in the back of his mind … “I’ve been asked a lot about this lately”, enjoys Onana. “But I am an ambitious person and setting goals like this is clearly fuel. I will work very hard to get there anyway.”