Elber relieved at Lyon exit
By Thomas Zeh
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Giovane Elber has spoken of his relief at ending an unsuccessful spell with Lyon.Giovane Elber has spoken of his relief at ending an unsuccessful 18 month spell with Lyon, where he terminated his contract last week.
Elber, who previously excelled for Stuttgart and Bayern Munich, signed for big-spending Borussia Monchengladbach during the winter transfer window as one of seven fresh players brought in by new coach Dick Advocaat.
The talented Brazilian never really settled in France and is clearly glad to make a return to German football.
''I had 20 or 30 bad nights recently and only now can I sleep well again,'' Elber told Kicker.
''From a sporting perspective I didn't feel well there and for the last one-and-a-half years I had no fun at all. In the Bundesliga everything is more professional and simply better, that's why I wanted to return.''
Elber has missed most of the current campaign due to a broken shinbone but is hopeful of making a return to action in the not too distant future.
''I'll continue to do my rehab, but in three or four weeks, I want to play again,'' he continued.
''A five months break is just too long, I really miss the feeling of scoring goals.
''Advocaat doesn't want to fight against relegation, he aims to play on the international stage and I like it if you set yourself high aims.''