Ex-Chelsea star Traore keen to reclaim Lyon place

Ex-Chelsea star Traore keen to reclaim Lyon place
Bertrand Traore of Lyon (L) and Artem Dzyuba of Zenit in action during the UEFA Champions League

by Staff Reporter

Monday Mar 09, 2020. 18:00

Burkina Faso international Bertrand Traore is keen to reclaim his spot in Olympique Lyonnais’ starting line-up.

The 24-year-old attacker came on as a substitute for Lyon as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Lille in the French Ligue 1 clash on Sunday night.

Traore, who has fallen out of favour under Lyon coach Rudi Garcia, says team should take it one game at a time.

“Each match is like a final. You have to try to win by taking the matches one after the other,” Traore told the club’s official website.

“You have to have a strong mental attitude, not to get overly excited and stay focused. We have to keep the solidity that we have shown for the last few matches.

The former Chelsea FC player has netted only one goal in 23 appearances in Ligue 1 this season.

“We can dream of a better future. I am a competitor. I want to play as many matches as possible,” he added.

“As it is in football, you have to respect the choices of the coach and stay professional.

“As a competitor, I want to play as much as possible. I work to give the best of myself when I am on the pitch. ”

Traore will be hoping to feature for Lyon when they take on Stade de Reims in a Ligue 1 match on Friday.

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