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Depay: ‘I love this place’

Memphis Depay still more to see why coach Ronald Koeman in him a potential key player of Orange looks. The attacker is now in its best period with Olympique Lyon and last night was good for a hit, and four (!) assists.

Memphis Depay was Sunday excellent on his behalf Olympique Lyon.

In the away game against FC Metz (0-5) was Depay thus in all matches of Lyon involved. After he twice has a clear evisceration on the head of former range after Marcelo had laid, he drew himself with a subtle pin for the third hit. Then he introduced former Ajax-player Bertrand Traoré and fellow striker Marcelo Diaz was still able to score.

Depay became the first player since 2013 which, in one match four assists in the five strongest European leagues. That was Santi Cazorla for the last time. The Spaniard gave on 14 may 2013 on behalf of Arsenal four assists against Wigan Athletic. In the French Ligue 1 is even longer ago that a player such statistics could consult. In the season 2006/’07, that happened for the last time.

Depay gave with his strong performance is a continuation of the upward line that he a few weeks ago embarked on. In the previous round, he was good for two goals against Toulouse (2-0), while he was the week before the top match against Olympique Marseille in stoppage time decided with one hit (2-3). So it was Depay involved in the last eight goals scored by his team. In the meantime, the counter on sixteen hits and fourteen assists in 44 matches (in all competitions). Are bloedvorm can not be separated from his new role as striker at Lyon. “I love this position, because I get closer to the target stand”, he left shortly after his performance at Metz know.

According to Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has Depay, who this season also a few difficult months experienced and out of shape, are top-level in terms of efficiency. “We have him backed when he times polite, but now he has us and himself happy again.” In accordance with Depay is, he is still not at its peak. “When I in myself believe, I can do much better.”

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