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Grenier positive ahead of derby clash

26 April 2013 17:21

Lyon's Clement Grenier believes his side know the importance of their upcoming derby with local rivals Saint-Etienne.

Grenier has received praise for his performances this

season, most recently after the 2-1 win at Montpellier, in which the midfielder

netted his fifth goal of the season with a spectacular late winner.


However,

the 22-year-old feels picking up victories is more important than any

individual acclaim.


"Scoring is all well and good, it's a great

feeling, but the priority is to perform well for the team and get us on a

positive dynamic by racking up the wins," he said.


"I feel great at the moment but it's

always a bit delicate to talk about yourself because really it's all about the

team. We've been through a few tough weeks but we've managed to get back on top

of it."

Lyon occupy the third and final UEFA Champions League

spot but are just two points ahead of their neighbours, however Grenier – who sustained

an injury in the opening stages of the reverse fixture in December - insistedthey are prepared for the challenge poses by the Coupe de la Ligue winners.

"We're ready," he continued. "We're aware that it's an important

end-of-season match, but anyway the derby is always a match that stands out

from the rest of the fixture list.

"Saint-Etienne are happy to have lifted the

Coupe de la Ligue trophy, but we're out to win the derby and return to the

Champions League."

"I arrived at Lyon aged 11, so people have been

talking to me about the derby my whole life. Everyone's impatient for the match

to kick off.

"Being forced off injured after less than 15 minutes was

infuriating. I've been waiting to play in the next derby ever since."

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Competition
Ligue 1
Date
28 April 2013
Game week
34
Kick-off
14:00
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
1 - 1
Venue
Stade de Gerland (Lyon)
Attendance
38845

Goals

0 - 1
29' K. Zouma
 (assist by Y. Mollo)
Y. Gourcuff 54'
(assist by L. López) 
1 - 1

Lineups

# Player Bookings
16
14
4
23
8 54'
17 41'
7
6
21 82'
19
9
Coach: R. Garde
# Player Bookings
16
29 62'
26
13
4 29'
10
18
19
14
7
11
Coach: C. Galtier

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
10
18
28
5
15
26
34
# Player Bookings
21 82'
27
12
25
28
30
17

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Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0

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