Garde has no qualms with Aulas over club statement

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.
Olympique Lyonnais coach Remi Garde has said that he has no qualms with club chairman Jean-Michel Aulas over the revelations that he is seeking to sell four players due to "negative pressure" within the club.

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.

He added, "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."

"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."

On the topic of the club's preseason 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," Garde said.

Lyon's first match of the preseason comes against Athletic Bilbao next week, before traveling to North America to face Montreal Impact and finally Montpellier in the 2012 Trophee des Champions in New Jersey's Red Bull Arena.