Juninho Pernambucano, sportive director of the Lyon


Juninho Loads against Depay and signals the causes of his exit

Published:27/05/2021 - 19:01h

Updated:27/05/2021 - 19:01h

Juninho Pernambucano Has ensured that Memphis Depay is not in conditions to demand a team that adapt to him. It considers that only Messi, Cristiano, Neymar and Mbappé can put such requirements

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Although desconocer until the moment which T-shirt will finish dressing Memphis Depay for the next season, the only true is that this will not be the one of the Olympique of Lyon. The directive of the club that is a member of Tie it 1 has opted by not renewing the contractual bond with the Dutch.

In front of this situation, the sportive director of the club, and otrora figure of the same like player, Juninho Pernambucano, was he the one who had to adapt to the tactical operation and no the other way around: "Todo the team had to turn around him and this is very hard. Because all have to have the feeling to work the same".

Likewise, recalcó that only a quartet of figures in the actuality can present such requirements to the clubs where militan to be able to shine: "Only there are four players in the world for which have to do it everything by them: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr. And Kylian Mbappé".


Juninho Recognise the level of Depay, but…

In his opinion, the Brazilian indicates that Depay is a big player, but still subtracts him a long way for visiting to turn into legend: "If have to one of the four, the team has to turn around them. I'm sorry, I think that Memphis is very good, but no to the level of these four. And I think that it has to work more without balloon".

Also it has manifested that has had a good relation with the player, and that does not treat of some personal problem: "Memphis has had his period. The president did all the possible to prolong his agreement but Memphis, wanted a team for him. This is not a criticism, I had a good relation with him".

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