Juninho expects Lyon stay
Juninho is expecting to stay with Lyon this season, despite rumours about his future.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 19/08/08 12:21pm
Juninho Pernambucano is expecting to stay with Lyon this season, despite rumours about his future.
The experienced playmaker has been linked with a move away from the French champions due to the size of Claude Puel's squad.
However, while Juninho acknowledges Puel will face some selection problems, the Brazilian hinted he will be staying at Stade Gerland.
"Logically I should be here in September," Juninho told L'Equipe.
"But I believe we have a very large group this season, with 25 players keen to be in the starting XI each week.
"That is not easy to manage for the technical staff as, on the pitch, the current team is outstanding.
"I am not sure the fact that we have 25 players keen to play is a guarantee that we will be stronger and more outstanding.
"I take advantage of my experience and of the fact that I know the club very well."