It was Abidal's first senior appearance since his liver transplant.
"Without my family and all the others who helped me, I would never have achieved what I did," he smiled.
His cousin donated his liver to Abidal and he paid special thanks to him: "He's the most important person. He's never been in a hospital and he did it for me. I'm here in front of the cameras, but he's the most important figure."
Abidal had really missed his teammates.
"They're more than a family and I wanted to be back with them to help out."