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Garde: Gourcuff is picked on merit

May 1, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Lyon manager Remi Garde has denied that he is being forced to select Yoann Gourcuff despite the player failing to live up to his billing as the side's star player.

Gourcuff, 26, has been underwhelming since signing from Bordeaux for €22 million in 2010, and with his poor form not justifying his status as OL's top earner, Garde has had to work to keep his squad united.

After recently returning to the first team after a succession of injuries, Gourcuff scored his first league ...

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