Modified 01 Jun 2020, 06:36 IST
Lyon could have a bonus in opposition to Juventus within the Champions League if Memphis Depay is match, in accordance with former head coach Sylvinho.
The Ligue 1 aspect recorded a shock 1-Zero win over Juve within the first leg of their last-16 tie in February earlier than the season was suspended as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Depay, 26, missed that conflict after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in December, however is reportedly able to return to coaching in June.
Sylvinho, who was on the helm of Lyon for 11 video games final 12 months, believes the attacker’s return might give the membership the upper-hand.
“Lyon had a very good outcome at residence, however there may be additionally the comeback and taking part in at Juventus may be very troublesome,” the previous Barcelona and Arsenal left-back informed Sky Sport on Sunday.
“I do not know if Depay will be capable to return, but when he succeeds, it might make an actual distinction. He’s robust bodily and technically and he has character.
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“I like him a lot. If he’s ready then Lyon could have a bonus.”
Depay has scored 14 objectives and supplied two assists in 18 video games this season and his return can be a lift for Lyon, with the Champions League to doubtlessly be accomplished in August.