Abidal glad to be back
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon's Eric Abidal is aiming to make up for lost time after recovering from a broken foot.Lyon full back Eric Abidal is aiming to make up for lost time after recovering from a broken foot.
Abidal has not played for the French champions this term after suffering the injury during the Peace Cup in South Korea during pre-season.
He made his comeback for the club's reserves on Sunday and is now targeting a recall to Gerard Houllier's first team.
An appearance against Ajaccio this weekend has not been discounted and Abidal is happy he did not rush his return to fitness.
"I felt fine with the reserves," Abidal told But!. "It is a pleasure to come back after such a long time. I didn't feel any fear.
"With the fitness coach, we could have made me come back earlier but we listened to Remy Vercoutre's advice. He experienced the same injury and he told me to wait a little more.
"I will bring freshness to the group. I am preparing for the rest of the season.
"Then, the coach makes his choices, but I am keen to go to war, even on Sunday against Ajaccio. I don't fear to lack pace but a relapse."