OL: Laurent Blanc pulls out the whip and hits the mark

Olympique Lyonnais probably gave up on Friday evening its last illusions concerning qualification for a European place via the Ligue 1 Championship. For Laurent Blanc, the draw against Nantes is a huge disappointment, the OL coach did not not digested.

A few weeks before meeting at La Beaujoire in the Coupe de France, Laurent Blanc and Antoine Kombouaré had the opportunity to discuss after the draw (1-1) between OL and Nantes, Friday evening at Groupama Stadium. And the two coaches, who are friends, probably noticed that this classic Lyon-Nantes had not lived up to expectations. If the first period had been animated, the second was abysmal boredom. If he did not want to get angry and bang his fist on the table, Laurent Blanc admitted to being shocked by the performance of his team. The former PSG and Bordeaux coach believes that his players must do better, because the show offered against Nantes was unworthy of a team such as Olympique Lyonnais. And he made his cold anger clear.

OL made a shameful copy

Laurent Blanc did not mince his words, believing that his workforce had hit rock bottom against the Canaries, the Lyon coach that things quickly change under penalty of enormous disillusionment. ” When you play football, you have to respect the game. When you do the wrong thing, you are often punished. That’s what happened to us after a minute of play. It felt like the players had the ball burning their feet. If you want to play high level football, if you are not sure of your technique, it will be difficult. (…) The second half was incredibly poor technically. We are disappointing and I say “we”. Everyone disappointed me. We did not respect the game. We played backwards. I hate that we don’t respect the game. But I’m not more pissed off than that “, confided the Lyon technician, aware that the whole season now risks being played in the Coupe de France against this same Nantes team.

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