Lyon midfielder Memphis Depay believes in his club’s fearless approach. He feels it shall help them to knock out Juventus out the Champions League. Lyon and Juventus meet for their second leg round of 16 clash next Friday. Lyon holds 1-0 advantage over Juventus from their first leg meeting but recently Lyon lost to PSG on penalties last week in a Coupe de la Ligue final.
Despite the PSG defeat Depay feels Lyon has it what it takes to knock the Juvetus. Memphis has recently recovered from knee injury and seems to be back to his best.
In an interview Depay said, “[The first leg] was the first match I watched [after suffering a serious knee injury], and I saw a team spirit that made me so very happy. 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 am ready.”
“With the new rules [one-off games from the last eight onwards], 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 that we are definitely not afraid,” later added Memphis.
The winner from Lyon and Juventus match will face the winner of Real Madrid vs Manchester City in the quarter finals.