- Still struggling to set up their collective game, OL once again provided the essentials this Sunday in Angers (0-1).
- By winning their fourth game in the last five meetings, the Lyonnais are now quite improbable on the podium in Ligue 1.
- Once again praised after the match by Jean-Michel Aulas, Rudi Garcia kindly mocked the media after the meeting: “We went in five games from a team that was not worth much to a team that should finish first ”.
Two weeks after the missed penalty from Stéphanois Denis Bouanga (2-1), OL blessed Sinaly Diomandé this Sunday, author of a rescue on the line against Souleyman Doumbia in Angers (0-1). The money time of the last two Ligue 1 meetings has therefore turned in the direction of the Lyonnais, returned to the podium thanks to their 13 points out of 15 since the end of the transfer window, with a positive draw in Lille (1-1). From an accounting point of view, OL have been flying over the championship for a month, but this team only signed two shots on target this Sunday (against eight for the SCO) and really did not master its match, nor the derby before the break. international.
“There is a lot of progress to be made, recognizes Maxence Caqueret. We had a very average first period. “If the second was indeed better, it is once again mainly thanks to the depth of the Lyon bench, and to the rule of five changes from which Rudi Garcia fully benefits (Guimaraes, Dembélé, De Sciglio, Diomandé and Lucas have appeared in the last half hour this Sunday).
– Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) November 22, 2020
“We will stay with our feet on the ground”
“Those who entered are in the right frame of mind, they have brought something to the team,” confirms Rudi Garcia. It’s a painstaking victory, but we have been effective in the areas of truth. “And this in the image of Anthony Lopes, determining several times (28th, 33rd, 57th) after playing with the entry fire with an unsanctioned knee in the back of Romain Thomas. Tino Kadewere is obviously the other man in good form on the OL side, with this fourth goal scored in a month after a pure scoring streak (0-1, 78th).
This team, which was only 14th on October 4, does it really have the means to mingle with the leading roles in Ligue 1 given its lack of guarantees in the game? “It’s good to be on the podium,” says Jason Denayer. This shows that we are on the right track. It’s more of a message to ourselves. “For his part, Rudi Garcia made Rudi Garcia at a press conference.
We will have to go on against Reims [dimanche prochain à 13 heures] and that we do not listen to what is going to be said about us. We went in five games from a team that wasn’t worth much to a team that should finish first. We are going to stay down to earth. “
A discussion around the Garcia case from December
A small ironic spike that its president could well have addressed. In view of this prosperous period in terms of results, Jean-Michel Aulas has also agreed to discuss the future of his trainer at the microphone of Téléfoot, under contract until next June.
“I trust the elements that are on the ground, assures the Lyon president. Juni will make the decision with his soul and conscience, and we plan to discuss it for the first time at the end of December. Then we will wait until June as we have always said. I am happy for Rudi to see him demonstrate his qualities. He has an incredible squad, and our ambition is to win everything and be as high as possible. “This Sunday, the usually so untouchable PSG is only four points behind OL, and that could not have escaped JMA.