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Jallet: 'Good to be back'

Publish on 12/09/2018 at 10h30

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OGC Nice's France right-back Christophe Jallet is making the most of his return to action after an eight-month lay-off with calf and knee injuries - much to coach Patrick Vieira's delight.

After being out of action since January, Christophe Jallet's return in OGC Nice's 1-0 win in Lyon in Week 4 was a welcome one for the former Lorient, Lyon and PSG full-back after missing out on a chance to represent France at the World Cup in Russia.

Speaking to his club's official website, the 34-year-old couldn't hide his joy at once again being able to do what he does best.

"It's good to be back. Physically I'm holding up well, which is great, I'm very happy to no longer be feeling pain and to be able to train normally," he beamed. "I'm just trying to enjoy myself as much as possible in training and in matches, when I have a chance to participate. It was a real joy for me to get back into action against Lyon. I hope to play my next match as soon as possible."

Vieira: 'An exceptional performance'

Nice's win in Lyon was Les Aiglons' first of the season and their first under new coach Patrick Vieira, who said after the match that Jallet's had been "an exceptional performance", words that touched the man in question.

"I'm happy to hear that, sure, but that's not the most important thing, because what really counts is the team," the France international tempered. "Right now we're not focused on personal experiences but rather on collecting points and growing in confidence. If my attitude can help the team to make progress and to go even further in our quest for points, then that's perfect. It's the only thing that counts."

OGC Nice will set about building on the win as they play host to Stade Rennais at 19:00 on Friday, 14 September. Doubtless Christophe Jallet will be on hand, raring to go.