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Frustrated Maxwel Cornet fails to rule out Lyon exit

19:59 GMT+3 19/10/2018
Maxwel Cornet
The Ivorian winger might be tempted to look for a greener pasture in January if Bruno Genesio continues to limit his playing time at the club

Maxwel Cornet has made his frustration with Lyon clear over his lack of playing time.

The 22-year-old is yet to start a league game for the Kids this season, with six substitute appearances made so far.

His only appearance in the starting XI came in Lyon's 2-1 Champions League win over Manchester City in September where he scored a goal.

And the former Metz attacker feels he deserves more playing time after snubbing offers to remain at the Groupama Stadium in the summer.

"It's only when I'm on the field that I'm having fun. Having more play time is what I miss this season. I think I showed City that the coach could trust me in big games," Cornet was quoted as saying by Maxifoot .

"I'm not going to hide that I had offers and I had a desire to leave. The club made me understand that they were counting on me. But as I said, the most important thing is the playing time. And today, I clearly think I'm short of playing time." 

With the winter transfer window fast approaching, Cornet hopes that the situation changes in the coming weeks.

"We'll see in the weekends and months to come how things are going to be. I am in Lyon, I'm focused on the club and we will see," he concluded.