Garde: Olympique Lyonnais have nothing to lose against PSG

The 47-year-old former France international is well aware that his troops will be underdogs against the Ligue 1 champions but still feels les Gones can pull off an upset

Remi Garde believes Olympique Lyonnais will have nothing to lose in their Coupe de la Ligue final clash with Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade de France on April 18.

The 47-year-old coach accepts that les Gones will be underdogs against Ligue 1 leaders but is driven by the desire to avoid coming up short once again, having suffered the agony of seeing his side suffer a 1-0 defeat in the 2012 tournament decider against Olympique de Marseille.

"I hope to do anything other than visit the Stade de France and lose again," Garde said.

"I've already done so once and these moments are very hard. Therefore, if we can avoid doing the same as last time, we will not lose it.

"We are not the favourites, but we have nothing to lose."

The sides have met once this season, with PSG thrashing Lyon 4-0 at the Parc des Princes, and will also square off in Ligue 1 action just seven days before the final.