Lyon striker ready to fight

Briand put months of speculation to rest when he joined Lyon from Rennes for around 6 million euros.

“I felt that everyone here really wanted me,” said Briand

“It’s true that I hesitated a bit because I am at a turning point in my career, but Lyon was my number one choice.

“It’s a great joy to find myself at Lyon. They are the biggest French team. Lyon are still the club of the noughties. I am here to help them regain the title.

“More pressure? That doesn’t bother me. It’s what I need to continue to progress. I want to grow after Rennes.

“I will continue to play with my spirit of a warrior. I will do everything to score a lot of goals and give you (the fans) joy.”