After being denied European competition this season, Olympique Lyonnais will play again on Wednesday night at FC Lorient in a late match for the second day of the French Ligue 1. The author of a good start to the season (4 wins and a draw), the Rhone club hopes to join PSG and OM in the lead.
After the card (5-0) against Angers on Saturday at the Groupama Stadium, OL will visit Les Merlus this week hoping to confirm the big promises seen since the start of the season. Even if many things remain to be improved, Lyon is on the right track to win back his fans. The return of Alexandre Lacazette and Corentin Tolisso did a lot of good for Lyon’s dressing room, which was lacking in the leader last season. Increasing competition is also an important argument in the eyes of Peter Boss. “It’s important, especially in the middle. It’s up to the players to prove that they are there. The last three games, I was with a team of 19 players, there was only one place”Dutch technician confirmed.
After a controlled start to the season against opponents at their fingertips, Olympique Lyonnais will have to up their game in the coming weeks. After this trip to Brittany, Peter Boss players will challenge Monaco in the principality before hosting Paris Saint-Germain and then going to Lens. “These are the teams I expect to be at the top at the end of the season. We deserve (this ranking) because we haven’t played badly since the start of the season but it won’t be easy”Jones coach admitted to the media.
Toko Ekambi and Lyon attack?
When asked about Karl Toko Ekambi’s performance against Angers, Boss congratulated his striker while encouraging him to fight to become an undisputed player. “I don’t just watch the match we played. Last year, he was really decisive. You don’t have to be confident, Karl has experience. But with the competition and the youth we have, it can’t last long. I wasn’t afraid that wouldn’t come”, confirmed. After resuming the competition in attack, the Lyon coach made it clear that he was not blocking any engagement. Moussa (Dembele) came home twice well. The third time, he walked in for five minutes. The two (with Lacazette) can play together”He is done.
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– Olympique Lyonnais (OL) September 5, 2022