Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas praised Memphis Depay after his cameo against Villarreal in the Europa League on Thursday. 

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The Dutch international started the tie on the bench but came onto the pitch on 73 minutes with his side leading 2-1. Memphis lit up the stadium with some impressive skills and then sealed the victory with a stunning strike from 30 yards into the bottom corner.

After the game, Aulas told the French media on Memphis, “We love him, I told him that too. That boy just needs a little love, that’s it.

“He can tilt a match at any time, we have seen that against Paris Saint-Germain.

“Sometimes his actions are in the service of the team and the result, sometimes you can go mad. But with these actions he gives this club something we have not seen often, not even in the beautiful years we have had in Stade Gerland.”

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