Garde surprised by La Real quality

Lyon coach Remi Garde admitted his side had underestimated Real Sociedad after their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League group stages hit a snag.

I'm disappointed but I think we played a great team and were not expecting such an opposition. We thought we would be above them physically but it was just the opposite.

It was a bad start to the game. They scored spectacular goals. Their victory is deserved. I wished that we could have reduced the score to move into better conditions.

The quality of play and excitement of previous matches can give me a little hope. We still have 90 minutes. There is hope and we'll be there to exploit it.

– Lyon manager Remi Garde


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