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Guimaraes: 'I'm learning French'

Publish on 28/03/2020 at 10h45 - D. CROSSAN


Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is using the time without football to learn French in order to speed up his integration.

Speaking to OL club media the January signing said: "I don't speak much French but I'm learning. During this time I'm following the training programme set out by fitness coach Paolo Rongoni. I do abdmoninal work, stretching and run in a limited space. Outside of that, I'm playing a lot of video games and I'm learning French in order to integrate fast."

Guimaraes has impressed in his five appearances for OL since joining from Paranaense for a fee of over 20 million euros. The 22-year-old's smooth midfield work made him an instant hit with fans and the star of Brazil's successful bid to qualify for the Olympics was a major factor behind Lyon's 1-0 home win over Juventus in the Champions League Round of 16.

Guimaraes added: "It's essential that people stay at home. Of course I'm missing the pitches and matches. That's what I love doing. But we know it's for the collective good that we must stay at home. I repeat to you that this will pass quickly and we'll all be back together again soon."