Between mistrust of Aulas and continual offensive ineffectiveness, Lyonnai are caught in a large number

within the OL park,

“Wah, this room is the Champions League. Coming into the Parc OL Auditorium on Wednesday night, coach of Brest, Eric Roy, was delighted. The issue: the venue now appears disproportionate, as does the complete Décines stadium, because it has not hosted a single Champions League press convention or OL-Juventus match (1-0) since February 2020. This Lyon, who climbed to the ultimate European discipline throughout the ultimate eight in Lisbon, solely scored one level out of 9 at dwelling in Ligue 1 in 2023, regardless of a really inexpensive schedule towards Clermont (ninth), Strasbourg (18th) and Brest (18th) and Brest (fifteenth place). Condemned to the anonymity of a smooth abdomen after such a sequence (so Wednesday 0-0), Olympique Lyonnais (tenth) factors to 11 factors from Rennes (fifth) and even 17 factors from OM, a membership that ought to nonetheless be envied Lyon is recruiting (dixit Bruno Cheyrou).

Towards this backdrop of the Lyon catastrophe, regardless of the takeover of the membership by John Textor, nobody can escape criticism from supporters of the seven-time French champions, from Laurent Blanc to Jean-Michel Aulas Himself. And so, even the JMA, a presidential determine who turned untouchable in 2000, noticed its steadiness sheet tarnished for a number of months. His insistent assaults within the press final week towards his former sporting director Juninho echoed at Parc OL on Wednesday night time.

“Cheyrou Resignation, Cheyrou Resignation”

Within the eighth minute of the match towards Brest, the northern nook actually took up the reason for their Brazilian idol, releasing the well-known track “Juninho lalalalala, Pernambucano lalalalala”. Within the presidential gallery, the Aulas-Ponsot-Cheyrou trio skilled a (new) galley night on the identical time, noting that even with 28 objectives, in comparison with Strasbourg (1-2), the Lyon staff was capable of proceed its worrying place with out factors. Following that earlier January 14 quack, Jean-Michel Aulas delivered a stark message to the corners: “After they assault leaders who’re exemplary, they assault me. They must cease, it is particularly unfair. Go away Vincent Ponsot and Bruno Cheyrou alone. We have now two high quality leaders who work day and night time for the membership. “Southern bend did it once more on Wednesday, resuming “Cheyrou resign, Cheyrou resign” after the assembly.

On the entrance line, as a result of an intriguing winter switch window, Lyon’s recruitment supervisor unnerved Laurent Blanc, as did Peter Bosz earlier, by not offering him with a defensive midfielder this month’s switch window. And this, after flirting with a tasty panic, buys on this place on Tuesday, as does Fernando (Sevilla) and Pathé Ciss (Rayo Vallecano). How disenchanted is the Lyon coach that he cannot depend on an actual sentinel, a place he wished to strengthen as a precedence? “Ah however I haven’t got it so we can’t speak about that however in regards to the match,” mentioned Lolo White on the topic on Wednesday.

Jean-Michel Aulas, right here at FFF HQ the place he attended the Comex assembly final month. – Thomas SAMSON / AFP

“Fairly robust switch window”

When requested in regards to the light ambiance of Parc OL, he replied with a compelled snigger: “Ah, that is all we will say. Context is tough for varied causes, we will perceive and settle for it. I inform the gamers to not be afraid to return to their discipline. Within the moments that we stay, we should present character, persona. “Massively, Moussa Dembélé and Houssem Aouar (free in June) got their banner once more, being requested to ‘go away’ from the north flip adopted by copious whistles, virtually equal to these towards Karl Toko Ekambi, for the previous Celtic Glasgow striker’s entry into the sport. How did the gamers lastly survive this OL-Brest and this hectic winter switch window?

“There may be a variety of frustration, admits Maxence Caqueret. We wish to lastly win in entrance of our dwelling crowd, however we do not rating sufficient, we do not take sufficient dangers. “And inevitably the Lyon switch window was affected by a tough January for OL, in accordance with his midfielder: “The switch window interval is a bit heavy as a result of we hear a variety of issues. We gamers attempt to keep centered and work arduous in coaching. And if potential, retaining him environment friendly in entrance of aim, proper Lolo White? “The perspective of the Lyon gamers lacks spontaneity and aggressiveness in scoring factors,” notes the previous PSG coach. From the bench, I see conditions the place I really feel they will not do the fitting factor. You have to be killers. »

Lacazette isn’t a fan of the “DNA Lyonnais” idea.

If Alexandre Lacazette (5 objectives in final 5 video games) wasn’t the ‘killer’ within the Breton area on Wednesday, he simply made a humorous one punchline towards the principle leaders of Lyon in So foot. “In my time, we had a variety of older folks supporting us and fewer strain on our shoulders,” says the previous Gunners striker. So this “Lyonnais DNA” that comes up each time we’ve got to cease. “A bim, the present captain and image of this challenge of the present sports activities administration, bury the challenge of the present sports activities administration. In a joint press launch launched on Tuesday, Dangerous Gones and Lyon 1950 go a lot additional by scratching the JMA by saying an indication exterior OL-Lens on Feb. 12 to demand a “basic restructuring of the sports activities middle.”

“The disastrous scenario recognized to the membership is brought on by driving beneath automated pilot, with no commander on board the ship, like chickens with out heads. Our Olympique Lyonnais, as soon as feared on the pitch, arousing envy and admiration for his administration, as we speak is ridiculed, humiliated, ridiculed to the frustration of his followers. »

With this tenth place, the present Lyon challenge falls in step with opponents (Lens, Rennes, and so on.) significantly better organized and following the tempo of the champions. “If we had completed eighth on the finish of the season, I’d have stop earlier,” introduced Jean-Michel Aulas final September. Increasingly supporters of Lyon would love this declaration to not be restricted solely to the impact of bulletins.

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