At certain times of the season, Peter Bosz was forced to use Lucas Paqueta in the role of pure center-forward at OL.
The Brazilian international from Olympique Lyonnais did rather well but internally, he was not really happy with this positioning. It must be said that Lucas Paqueta, who likes to be influential in the game of his team by touching a lot of balls, is a pure old-fashioned number 10. In this sense, the Brazilian saw this temporary repositioning in attack as a real sacrifice. Peter Bosz knows it, and the Dutch manager is grateful for his best player. With the return of injury from Moussa Dembélé, the former attacking midfielder of AC Milan has returned to his favorite position. Against PSG, he was aligned in support of the former Celtic Glasgow striker, alongside Houssem Aouar.
Paqueta lined up again in attack?
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— Lucas Paquetá (@LucasPaqueta97) January 9, 2022
But according to L’Equipe’s indiscretions, it is not impossible in the future that Peter Bosz decides to reposition Lucas Paqueta in attack. And for good reason, the effectiveness of OL’s center-forward has been starved since the start of the season: Islam Slimani has not scored since August 7, Tino Kadewere since March 12 and Moussa Dembélé since mid-September. . “We will therefore not rule out the hypothesis that the young Bradley Barcola (19), decisive passer against Sparta Prague in the Europa League (3-0, November 4), is scratching a few minutes soon. But we will even less rule out the hypothesis of seeing Peter Bosz going to talk to Paqueta to ask him a little favor ” Thus believes the journalist Vincent Duluc, for whom it is quite possible that Peter Bosz will be forced to ask Lucas Paqueta to play for the center forward in the coming weeks. A plausible scenario especially as OL are richer in the midfield than in attack with Thiago Mendes, Bruno Guimaraes, Houssem Aouar or even Maxence Caqueret.