Govou explains Lyon stay
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sidney Govou has explained why he stayed at Lyon over the summer.
Sidney Govou has explained why he stayed at Lyon despite being linked with moves away throughout the summer.
The France international was plagued by an ankle injury for much of last season but seems back to his best and is enjoying life at Stade Gerland again.
"I only really thought to leave once with two possible destinations," the winger informed L'Equipe.
"After a long thought, I decided to stay at Lyon.
"Why? If, at first, I talked about leaving, it was to find competition at bigger clubs.
"But Lyon never stop improving. So I have fewer reasons to go somewhere else to improve because I can do it here.
"When I will leave, it won't be to go and see something higher, but just to discover something else.
"Physically, I have no more trouble.
"I made a good preparation and I play completely freely."