“Serie A is different to the Europa League, as there are other difficulties involved and more defensively-minded opponents. Lyon arrived with great attacking potential at their disposal and we managed to limit them. I think we could’ve had more goals if we hadn’t misplaced so many passes.”
“The opening 3-0 win over Everton gave us the belief and put us in a position to go all the way. The only game we struggled in was the draw away to Lyon. We emerge from this group with more belief in our capabilities.
“This is a great confidence booster. Lyon are in second place, Everton had a few difficulties, but they are getting back on track now. I don’t want to over-exaggerate here, but I think Italian football has value and by playing in Europe, I realise just how difficult Serie A is.