Emerson reveals behind the scenes of his adaptation to OL


Looking for a convincing left-back for several seasons, Olympique Lyonnais can be satisfied with the start of the season Emerson Palmieri (27). Loaned this season with a purchase option, the 2020 European Champion notably performed well against PSG on Sunday evening (1-2). The former Chelsea also returned to this defeat in the last moments of the game.“What emerges from the match against Paris is above all positive. We had a great match and we lose on details. We came back sad, but we are on the right path “, he said at a press conference on Tuesday.

Before returning to the episode of the penalty awarded and transformed by Neymar to allow PSG to equalize, which had also angered the president of OL, Jean-Michel Aulas, at the end of the meeting. “The penalty? It’s difficult, because it’s a detail that changed the outcome of the match. There is no penalty, I’m not the only one to think that. We must respect the referee’s decision. Now it’s over. We have to move on and look to tomorrow’s match ”, adds the winner of Euro 2020.

“The matches every three days? I live for it. It is my job.”

Arrived in Lyon in August, the Italian international admits to having integrated very well and is not worried about the sequence of matches. “My adaptation was very fast thanks to the staff, the players … I am comfortable, I feel at home in Lyon. Playing every 3 days is my job, I like it (..) I have no problem going through matches, I already feel ready for tomorrow. The matches every three days? I think I am ready for this. I know I didn’t have that opportunity last year (at Chelsea), but I live for that, it’s my job. The trips and matches are tiring, but when you step on the pitch you forget all about it. “

Finally, Emerson unveiled his ambitions for his new club and felt that a return of Lyon to the Champions League was necessary because of the quality of the workforce. “OL is a club that must be in the Champions League. With all due respect for Troyes, we absolutely have to bring these three points (Wednesday), we play at home. I have seen great quality players, I see their quality, their potential, I am not surprised. We have very great players, they are young, but they will improve. It’s normal to see them succeed, because I see them working and I admire their talent ”, he adds.

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