Lyon coach targets CL win

The French giants have had a poor start to the season and are in the relegation zone in Ligue 1.

“I had another look at the St-Etienne match and there were a lot of positives in our gestures and intentions. On another day we would have won,” said Puel on the official UEFA website.

“Tomorrow we’ll again play with three attackers, the same system we used before. In terms of the situations of the two clubs, it’s a bit like it was before the Schalke match.

“The Champions League is a mini-competition and you have to build your qualification campaign, taking points where you can.

“Hapoel have good technical players, like Gil Vermouth or Etey Shechter, and they’re strong tactically. We have to not take our opponents lightly while adapting to the heat which is not very common at this time of year.

“Jeremy Toulalan is in some discomfort but he’s not certain to miss the game. We have to prepare well; a draw wouldn’t satisfy me. We have to win, even if I respect the other team.”