Olympique Lyonnais forward Memphis Depay has claimed that ‘with the new rules, anyone can be favourites’ ahead of their big match against Juventus in the Champions League.
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The Dutch attacker has recovered from injury and is happy that he can return to help Lyon against Juventus in the Champions League this week.
“It [Lyon’s 1-0 win in the first leg] was the first match I watched [after the injury], and I saw a team spirit that made me so very happy,” Depay told UEFA.com.
“Juve weren’t playing well. But now, months later, the situation is totally different. They have now played more matches than we have, so many aspects are now completely different to normal.
“But that has allowed me to be able to play in the Champions League. I’m ready. That’s all I’ve got to say about it really.”
Depay aims to further upset the Old Lady on Friday and thinks Lyon have every chance to compete with the best in the one-leg setup for the remainder of the competition.
“With the new rules, anyone can be favourites. Because you know there are only one-off games. And Juventus have some very experienced players when it comes to playing Finals.
“We, on the contrary, have a lot of young players who don’t have much experience with the pressure of playing in Finals and the Champions League.
“We’ll just have to see. I do know that we have a very eager team and we are definitely not afraid.”
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