OM had finished playing ... Real were about to win at Ajax Amsterdam ... The Lyon players returned to their rooms after dining upon their return from Gelsenkirchen. A hotel in Dusseldorf. [We got] about twenty minutes with Yoann Gourcuff, who had immediately accepted when we asked to spend some spend time with us just before training.
The Breton was relaxed and recognized it. "Yes, just like the rest of the squad. The victory in Lens did us a lot of good by finishing the match with a quality second half performance. This helps us avoid thinking too much...." Thinking too much? Putting pressure on myself? "I tend to do it consistently before matches. But right now, playing every three days, I do not have time ... It's better like that".
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Ligue des champions OL: "Pas grave" pour Gourcuff ("Not serious" for Gourcuff)
Plus de peur que de mal pour Yoann Gourcuff. Sévèrement taclé par Metzelder et sorti sur civière à l'heure de jeu de la rencontre de l'OL contre Schalke (défaite 3-0), mercredi soir en Ligue des champions, le meneur de jeu des Gones ne souffre d'aucune fracture. "Je pense que ce n'est pas trop grave", a expliqué le président Jean-Michel Aulas, rapporte le site du club.
Basically this article says his supposed injury against Schalke isn't serious at all, he didn't suffer any fracture. Aulas said he didn't think it was very serious, and it's been reported elsewhere that it's just a hematoma (nothing to do with an actual injury).
EDIT: Apparently he's out for 3 weeks! So much for thinking it wasn't at all an issue... although 3 weeks isn't that bad.
Bonus: there's been lots of rumours going around about his possible move to Spurs... a lot of the sources are unreliable but it's been going around in the French press a bit too (though none of the really reputable ones have reported it yet I don't think). Good move or bad move?
P.S. the first article was taken off the OL's English site as it was easier than translating it myself so it may be kind of weird at certain points but you get the general idea...