Blanc’s pressure shot before Montpellier


After losing last Sunday in Rennes (2-3, the eleventh day of Ligue 1) for the first time to their new coach Laurent Blanc, Olympique Lyonnais must end a negative spiral in Montpellier on Saturday. At a press conference, successor Peter Boss alerted his players.

Laurent Blanc, OL

‘We need everyone’

This is urgent at Olympique Lyonnais. Tenth in Ligue 1 the Rhône club no longer wins ten lengths of the podium. Without a win in the past six days – five defeats and a draw – Goes has not known the path to success since September 3 and the demonstration has no future against Angers (5-0). Last Sunday, at the premiere of their new coach Laurent Blanc, partners Alexandre Lacazette ended up dropping their arms on the grounds of Stade Rennes (2-3, day 11).

‘They need to learn fast’

The journalists were called on Thursday, two days before a tense meeting in Montpellier (day twelfth), against Heraulté, also in crisis and which parted ways with coach Olivier Dall’Oglio, who succeeded him on the bench, Dutchman Peter Boss wanted to put pressure on his group. . The former France coach expects more executives. “Given the situation we are in, I think there are players who have to take on more importance than the others. They are better able to do the right thing on match day. I’ve met all the players and we need everyone.”

Cévenol also thinks of young people and wants to see their progress take a hit. “We evaluate the team, the goals that have been accepted. The only problem is that as soon as we score a goal, we concede a goal. We have a young defense, we have players who are 19, 18 and 21 years old. So they have to learn, but they have to learn quickly.” We will give them things to learn, but they have to learn very quickly.Sometimes at this age you play on the reserve, they play in the pros.

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