OL: Surprising, O’Brien will receive the best reward – Olympique Lyonnais

Installed in the starting lineup, Jake O’Brien had a convincing season with Olympique Lyonnais. The solid central defender does not go unnoticed and should receive the reward he has dreamed of since he was young.

Good pick of the summer transfer window, Jake O’Brien is one of the satisfactions of the season at Olympique Lyonnais. The central defender, despite a few errors made, remains the author of successful performances. He who had not managed to seduce the former coach Laurent Blanc for his debut. “ I knew it would be difficult to show my qualities on the fieldconfided the Irishman on OLTV. I didn’t think it would happen this quickly. »

« I know it will take time to reach the level I want to have. I’m still far from everything I want to accomplishwarned Jake O’Brien. I still have work to do, but it’s a pleasure to train and progress. » Among the goals to achieve, the former Crystal Palace player dreams of one day joining the Irish selection. For the moment, the 22-year-old rock has only known his country’s U21s.

O’Brien towards a first call-up

« Growing up it was a dream to play for Irelandhe admitted. For any fan it’s a dream to play for your country and I hope they watch me because I play every weekend in a big league so I think it’s just a a matter of time. Now I’m playing well with OL and I hope my country will call me one day. I previously played for the Ireland U21 team. It’s a source of pride when you wear your country’s jersey, you know your family is watching you so I hope it happens again. »

In fact, the long-awaited summons should arrive soon. Appointed last week, interim coach John O’Shea announced possible newcomers to his first list. A group in which The Irish Independent anticipates the big debut of Jake O’Brien at the end of the month. This would be a great reward for the Lyonnais who could play in the friendly matches against Belgium and Switzerland (March 23 and 26).

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