Karl-Toko-Ekambi face the media Photo credit :Lyon Twitter handle

By Beng Emmanuel

Sports Writer, Kick442.com- Cameroon


Cameroon forward Karl Toko Ekambi has admitted Lyon must be a strong collective if they have to reach the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2009.

The seven times French Ligue 1 winners survived a Christiano Ronaldo-inspired comeback to eliminate Italian Champions Juventus on away goal and made a decisive semi-final clash with Manchester City in Lisbon.

Ekambi who started in Lyons triumph at Turin has admitted during a pre-match press conference monitored by kick442.com via the Club’s media team this Wednesday that their English rivals for the semi-final spot have a good squad but insist his side must be more daring to pick up a win.

“The group is in a good atmosphere. We must be collective. It is important and we have become aware of it. We must be a team that has more ambition. City is a great team with a good attack,” were the words of the former Villarreal man.

Manchester City defeated record champions Real Madrid 4-2 on aggregate in the round of 16. They face Lyon in Lisbon on August 15, 2020, in the last of this season’s one-off UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

The French outfit who has never won the competition since the creation in 1950 has featured in 17 UEFA Champions League 17 seasons, and succeeded to break into the last four once in the 2009–10 season, after three previous quarter-final appearances.

Lyon and Paris Saint Germain of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting are the two French outfit in the race to succeed Liverpool as this year’s Champions League winners.


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