Corentin Tolisso left Olympique Lyon in the summer of 2017 and meets his boyhood club in the semi-finals of Champions League.
Olympique Lyon have overcome tough adversaries en-route to the Champions League final. They defeated Cristiano Ronaldo led Juventus in the Round of 16. They followed it up with the scalp of favorites Manchester City.
Their path now collides with Bayern Munich, the destroyers of Lionel Messi and Barcelona. It is a tough fixture and they will face a familiar face in Corentin Tolisso.
Tolisso is in his third year at the Allianz Arena, a bit-part player for Bayern Munich. He came on as a substitute against Barcelona and will be looking forward for more minutes against his old team.
The French international shared that he is eagerly awaiting the fixture and always knew he will face Lyon in a competitive fixture.
Bayern are overwhelming favorites for the tie but Tolisso is expecting a tough match.
“It’s incredible. Since I left Lyon, I’ve been wondering when I’ll get the chance to play against them and meet them again,” Tolisso told FCBayern.com.
“I never thought it would happen in the Champions League semi-finals. But it’s a good thing and I’m looking forward to seeing some of my former teammates.
“It will be a big game and they’ve had a good run against Juve and Manchester City. We expect a tough game.”
“We’re talking about a Champions League semi-final and I don’t believe a team gets this far just by luck, so neither my teammates nor I will underestimate them,” he added.
“The semi-finals in European competitions are always very intense. We must not relax and we know that it will be a complicated game. We must find solutions early in the game and be as efficient as possible.”