Memphis Depay will play his last match with OL this Sunday against OGC Nice. The Dutchman, captain of the club, posted a message to the supporters.
Memphis Depay is preparing to bid farewell to Olympique Lyonnais. This Sunday evening, on the last day of Ligue 1, he will play his last meeting with Les Gones against OGC Nice. The end of a four-and-a-half-year history between the Lyon club and the Dutch striker.
Arrived in January 2017, Depay became captain of OL and has had prolific seasons, including 20 goals and 10 assists in the current year. Before bidding farewell in an empty stadium, the Dutchman therefore wanted to address the supporters via social networks.
“I really appreciated what you have given me as a player, explained Depay in a video message posted by Olympique Lyonnais on Twitter. When I am on the field, you have given me a great power to to be decisive, to score or get score.
“I know I don’t have a common character”
The Dutchman also returned to one of the defining moments of his Lyon career, in the Champions League. “One of the moments I will never forget was against Leipzig, when we qualified,” he says. “It was a wonderful moment. Even what happened afterwards, it brought us closer afterwards. “
“I know I don’t have a common character, he added. There have been a lot of questions about my character and my player profile, I understand that. I really appreciated how you were with it. I have a lot of respect for you. “
This Sunday, Depay hopes to bid farewell with a victory, which in the event of a poor performance by Monaco, could send Olympique Lyonnais to the Champions League for next season. OL’s number 10 could not give a better gift to the Rhone club, before leaving, possibly to FC Barcelona.