Before facing Chambéry in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France, Laurent Blanc recognizes that some players are “not happy” in Lyon.
Times are tough at Olympique Lyonnais. While they should have approached their sixteenth final of the Coupe de France rather calmly against Chambéry on Saturday, the Gones will present themselves without certainty against the National 3 club. The fault of a bad pass in Ligue 1, of which they occupy the ninth place after their defeat suffered at home to Strasbourg last Sunday (1-2), but also to the gap that has widened between the supporters and certain players.
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The malaise is so striking within his group that Laurent Blanc can no longer even hide it. “There are unhappy players at Lyon and yet we do an extraordinary job and OL are a great club, recognized the Rhone coach at a press conference, comments relayed by RMC Sport. They have a contract and we cannot accede to all requests. We have to take them into question, we have to reflect. […] It is our duty. » A terrible but lucid observation.
“We reflect on many, many, many cases”
Some members of the workforce should therefore not finish the season between Rhône and Saône. “In Lyon, as elsewhere, we are thinking about many, many, many cases, added Laurent Blanc. When a player cannot give the full measure of his talent, you have to think about finding other solutions. You have to be careful of everything. » To solve this problem, it is still necessary that these “unhappy” interested in other courses. Which is not really the case.
𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰 on 𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝗶𝘃𝗿𝗲:
“𝘐𝘭 𝘷𝘦𝘶𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘳. ✨
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If the name of Moussa Dembélé has so far circulated on the side of Everton, the other candidates for departure are not the most requested for the moment. But the list is long and the risk of disunity in the locker room important. Houssem Aouar and Karl Toko Ekambi, taken aback by the public at Groupama Stadium, could very well bounce back elsewhere, but what about Jérôme Boateng, Damien Da Silva and Romain Faivre? Only one certainty: the end of the winter transfer window will be lively at OL.