Remy Vercoutre ready to return from injury with doubts about his Lyon future
Lyon keeper Remy Vercoutre is not worrying about his future and is hoping to make his return from injury at the weekend.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 18/11/13 10:57pm
Vercoutre has been out of action since damaging his cruciate ligament in the spring, but he is keen to face Valenciennes after the international break.
The 33-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and Vercoutre concedes there have been no recent talks regarding a new deal.
"I broached the subject with the coach a few months ago," Vercoutre told L'Equipe. "But there is nothing new yet.
"My objective so far is to make l'OL win to be more respected in Le Championnat again.
"I am now preparing myself just like I would play. Now, it will be up to the coach. I want to play."
Vercoutre, who has spent the bulk of his Lyon career as back-up to the likes of Gregory Coupet and Hugo Lloris, also acknowledged that he was disappointed with the level of support he received from the club during his injury lay-off.
He added: "During six months, I experienced very difficult periods. I had surgery and surgery again.
"Now, I am completely reassured about my physical abilities. I have never worked on my fitness so hard.
"Once, I regretted a lack of support from the club. I said I didn't see a lot of people and only received a few text messages. In any firm, you believe there are a lot of friends and a lot of affection around you. But in the end it is just insubstantial."