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‘I do not replace Alex Lacazette,’ Bertrand Traore plays down Lacazette comparison

13:43 SAST 2017/07/19
Bertrand Traore Chelsea
Following his move from Stamford Bridge to the French Ligue 1 side, the Burkina Faso international has played down comparison with the new Arsenal man

Lyon's Bertrand Traore has dismissed comparisons with Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette because they do not have the same profile.

The Stallions forward who teamed up with the Parc Olympique Lyonnais outfit from Chelsea this summer, explained that he is not a replacement for the France international in the Bruno Genesio’s team but envies him as a great attacker.

Traore is keen to give his all for the Les Gones after bagging nine goals in 24 league games for Ajax, while on loan from Chelsea last season.

''I am ready to give everything when I am on the ground," Traore told FoxSports.

''I do not replace Alex Lacazette. He's not the same profile. We know what he did for OL [Lyon].

''He is a great striker and I envy him a lot. I am fortunate today to have the number 10. It is a pleasure and an honour.

"I hope I meet expectations. I will fight, try to give everything to bring to the team."