The French outfit's coach hopes his side will not live to regret missed opportunities as his charges prepare for the return leg in Cyprus
Lyon boss Remi Garde has revealed his concerns over the amount of goals his side will take into the return leg in Cyprus, following their 1-0 last-16 Champions League victory over APOEL on Tuesday evening.
The French outfit dominated the game with APOEL recording just one shot on target, however Garde hopes he won’t have to pay the price in the away fixture for not being more clinical.
"The game went as we expected. We tried to dictate the pace and we tried to ensure we didn’t concede an away goal,” said Garde to reporters.
“We would have liked to score more goals; hopefully we won't regret that in the second leg."
APOEL boss Ivan Jovanovic admitted defeat, citing Lyon as the better side, but looks to the second leg for a dramatic U-turn.
"They were better than us, we have to accept that. Their win was deserved,” said Jovanovic.
“My players worked hard and we have the second leg to produce a different result. We will do our best to turn it around."
Meanwhile, Lyon captain Cris maintained how important it was to keep a clean sheet and hopes to qualify for the quarters.
"We didn't concede, that is very important. We knew we were up against a strong team defensively. We threw everything at them,” explained the 34-year-old.
“For the second leg we'll have to do equally well to go through."