Genesio won't rush Mateta
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Lyon boss Bruno Genesio says he has no plans to rush young striker Jean-Philippe Mateta after his arrival at the club.
The 19-year-old joined Lyon from Chateauroux and is thought to have a bright future in Ligue 1, after impressing in the third tier of French football.
Genesio knows the exciting talent he has on his hands but is not wanting to put too much pressure on the teenage forward at this early stage of his career.
He told the official Ligue 1 website: "I am very pleased to welcome him here. He is the type of player that we didn't have in our squad, with an athletic physique. It is a very good investment for the future.
"He will integrate the squad immediately but I want to take my time with him. He needs to feel right. I will speak to him but I don't want to put any pressure on him. I have great confidence in him. He has arrived here with humility and enthusiasm."