Related

Article

Gourcuff reveals contract refusal

20 December 2013 14:44

Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff insists he was right to turn down a new contract with the Ligue 1 club, claiming they do not have faith in him.

Gourcuff, who has started just seven Ligue 1 matches this season, made a big-money switch to Lyon from Bordeaux in 2010.

Lyon paid €22million for his services but have been frustrated ever since, with a string of injuries interrupting his time at the club.

The 27-year-old has not played for France since June and feels the time is right to move on – claiming he is left on the bench too often by manager Remi Garde.

Speaking about his refusal to sign a new deal, Gourcuff told L'Equipe: "I will let my lawyer handle it.

"An extension must be a sign of confidence from both parties, with everyone being satisfied.

"That fact that I've been injured regularly or often on the bench... I don't think it's relevant. I have not felt huge confidence from the club at times.

"Sometimes I find myself on the bench, like recently against Toulouse and Bastia. These are small signs. It does not hurt me but I take note."

Lyon sit 10th in the Ligue 1 table, with just six wins from their first 18 matches of the season.

Sponsored links

Wednesday 7 December

17:45
17:40
17:33
16:57
16:52
15:44
14:23
13:58
13:31
12:26
12:03
11:38
11:21
10:40
10:02
09:14
09:01
08:39
05:53
05:16
03:59
03:07
02:04
02:03
00:59
00:48
00:25
00:15
00:09
00:03
00:01

Tuesday 6 December

23:59
23:57
23:51
23:47
23:41
23:38
23:21
23:09
23:03
22:58
22:57
22:56
22:54
22:52
22:43
22:43
22:40
22:39
22:07
21:41
20:59
20:40
19:28
19:20
19:15
19:03
18:49
18:44
18:36
18:28
18:19
18:02
17:51
17:45
17:22
16:09
16:04
15:50
15:23
15:10
14:13
13:50
13:16
12:52
11:48
11:28
10:52
09:48
09:26
08:49
08:22
06:31
04:10
03:27
02:43
01:59
00:37
00:14
00:11

Monday 5 December

23:37
22:52
21:16
21:00
20:34
19:51
19:36
19:23
18:48
18:39
18:22
17:55
17:50
17:38
17:33
17:32
17:27
15:50
15:37
15:23
14:59
14:46
14:42
14:22
13:04
12:21
12:07
11:13
10:32
09:54
09:07
08:36
05:00
02:14
01:53
01:00
00:48
00:43
00:12

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
4 16 -1 27
5 16 +6 26
6 15 +10 25
7 16 +2 24
8 16 +2 22

Facebook