OL: Boateng at the bottom of the hole, Bosz pushes him even deeper

In great difficulty in Metz (3-2 defeat) last Sunday, Jérôme Boateng is not sure to play again in the jersey of Olympique Lyonnais. The central defender is announced as a replacement against Nantes this Saturday. And nothing says that Peter Bosz will call on him again.

Until the end, the adventure of Jérôme Boateng in Lyon is a failure. Established during the defeat in Metz last Sunday, the central defender completely missed his match, or rather his first period. Coach Peter Bosz had seen enough and therefore included him among the four outgoing at half-time. This must not have happened very often in the career of the German, who should not find his place against FC Nantes. Indeed, Jérôme Boateng is this time announced as a replacement for the meeting of the 37th day of Ligue 1.

Boateng back on the bench

A priori, Peter Bosz should prefer Damien Da Silva, who nevertheless arrives far in the hierarchy of central defenders. Proof that the former Bayern Munich player has fallen very low, to a level that we did not imagine when he signed last summer. At the time, we saw Olympique Lyonnais pull off a big coup by attracting a player who was still a reference in his position not so long ago. It was then obvious that Jérôme Boateng would become the hinge manager, even the leader of the locker room.

We remember that his first disappointing performances hardly worried, his physical condition being logically insufficient. Only here, the weeks and months passed and the former German international clearly showed his limits on the ground. And to make matters worse, Jérôme Boateng found himself involved in several altercations with his teammates. An annoying behavior which, in addition to his disappointing level, should encourage Olympique Lyonnais to push him out this summer. Perhaps even without giving him playing time during the last two days of the championship.

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