Alexandre Lauray turns professional

Bordeaux defender reacts after signing first pro deal

CLUB - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 12:00

Alexandre Lauray is the latest promising young player to graduate from the Girondins Academy onto a professional contract. We caught up with Alex to discuss his big breakthrough.

Girondins.com : Hi Alexandre, signing your first professional contract is a huge step for you - how does it feel when it finally happens?

Alexandre Lauray : I'm so proud, it's a childhood dream come true. At the time I didn't really think about it too much, but now it's begun to sink in I'm delighted. It's huge news for me and for my family too. It's a great reward.

Girondins.com : You got your first taste of the top flight with the Girondins at the end of last season. Did that experience give you some idea of the level of expectation from the manager and coaching staff?

Alexandre Lauray : Stepping into a Ligue 1 game was a massive learning experience. Now I feel ready. I know what to expect. And I'm going to give all I've got to get back on that pitch.

Girondins.com : And you're now prepared to admit that Bordeaux are better than Toulouse FC?

Alexandre Lauray : (Laughs) There's definitely less purple around here.