Memphis Depay demands respect from Lyon
Depay 24, has seemingly revived his once-promising career that came to a relative halt during a failed stint at Old Trafford.
Since arriving in France in a cut-price £14m deal, the Netherlands forward has scored 31 goals and registered 29 assists in 82 games but has lashed out at the club and media for what he deems as a ‘lack of respect’ over his ability.
The comments were made straight after playing a starring cameo role as a second-half substitute to overturn a 1-0 deficit, with a goal and an assist in the 2-1 league triumph over Angers.
“I’m sick of hearing every time that I changed the match,” Depay said, as quoted by ESPN. I still don’t feel like a respected player.”
“I get the job done every time, I’m mentally strong. I have to accept the coach’s decisions.”
“I’m a little disappointed, I think I deserve more respect. I deserve better than that and I should play every game.”
And he sat on a matchball while the rest of the squad warmed up before the game.