The Gones boss insisted that he has no problem with the statements made by the club chairman over the willingness to sell four key players over dressing room pressures
The players in question are Kim Kallstrom, club captain Cris, Michel Bastos and Aly Cissokho, each of whom are likely to leave Stade Gerland, And the 46-year-old insists that he is fine with the situation.
"You have to separate the content and tone in the president's statement," the 46-year-old told Le Progres.
"On the substance of his statements, it fits him and me. We made a number of findings together. On the merits, we are on the same wavelength.
"After the statement, I want to say that it is not for me. That said, he chose the way of expressing himself. I am a coach who leads. He has extensive experience, and I did not judge the form of his remarks.
"But I have no comments to make. He is simply my boss. And I am here to implement the sporting policy that the club has set.
"Ideally, I would rather have more certainty about the movements that will happen, but I will adapt. I have not much more to do. The group also adapts.
"The president has issued a number of messages that rang true in the locker room. And he has set a road map. It is demanding. And I am responsible for implementing the road map.
On the topic of the club's pre-season preparations in Tigne, Garde responded positively on developments.
"It is fine. We already had four working sessions in environmental conditions that we know well. The mood of the group's work is very satisfying."
Lyon's first match of the pre-season comes against Athletic Bilbao next week, before travelling to North America to face Montreal Impact and finally Montpellier in the 2012 Trophee des Champions in New Jersey's Red Bull Arena.