Lyon will need to be at ‘150 per cent’ to beat Manchester City again, says manager Bruno Genesio
- Lyon host Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday night
- The French side recorded a shock win at the Etihad Stadium in September
- Bruno Genesio says they will have to be perfect to repeat the feat in France
Lyon manager Bruno Genesio claims his team will need to be at ‘150 per cent’ to beat Manchester City again.
The French side host the Premier League leaders in the Champions League on Tuesday hoping to repeat their shock win at the Etihad Stadium in September.
Genesio said: ‘We are facing a team who are superior to us on paper but as you saw in the first game we were able to win and we hope to do the same thing tomorrow. I will be telling my team they all need to be at 150 per cent.’
Lyon boss Bruno Genesio speaks to the media during a press conference on Monday
Genesio claims his team will need to be at ‘150 per cent’ to beat Manchester City again
Lyon’s star player Nabil Fekir, who scored in Manchester, is a doubt for the Group F game with a groin injury.
Genesio said: ‘We need all our players 100 per cent fit. Nabil Fekir is our captain, one of our most important players. He is indispensable to the team. We will see how he is feeling after training.’
The game will see Lyon defender Jason Denayer, one of the star’s of the Ligue 1 side’s season, come up against his former club.
Nabil Fekir celebrates scoring during Lyon’s victory over City at the Etihad in September
The Dutchman spent five years on City’s books without making a first-team appearance before joining Lyon in the summer.
Denayer, who carried out pre-match media duties with Genesio, said: ‘I spent a lot of time at Manchester City and gained a lot of experience.
‘I have a very positive memory of City, not only because of the experience but I learned a lot.’