• Hanging Thursday night at home by Glasgow Rangers (1-1), OL failed to complete a historic grand slam on the European scene.

  • Currently in full doubt, and shaken by the official departure of their sporting director Juninho, the Lyonnais are preparing for a turning point on Sunday (1 p.m.) in Lille.

  • Qualified in the Europa League but 12th in Ligue 1, the partners of Moussa Dembélé seek to "quickly regain confidence", as summarized by Rayan Cherki.

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“In the locker room, we got moving again, we motivated ourselves as if it was the last half of our life. Rayan Cherki's ardor and excesses are not limited to the field. According to the young Lyon attacking midfielder, interviewed by Canal +, OL signed the 45 minutes of a life Thursday night against Glasgow Rangers (1-1). We are indeed talking about a high-level performance, with two shots on target and an equalizer obtained on a goal against his camp of Calvin Bassey (1-1, 49th). All in a Europa League match without a stake, with mixed teams aligned and a pace that is often soporific.

Chamber apart, Lyon needs to "quickly regain confidence", as recognized Rayan Cherki, and this a priori harmless meeting will perhaps help it in this direction.

We left Peter Bosz groggy last week, against Reims (1-2) as in Bordeaux (2-2), and he appeared much lighter on Thursday, despite a third consecutive game without a win.

"I must congratulate the guys who don't play often and who have done well," insists the Dutch coach.

Especially the defenders and Habib Keita, in the middle, who knew how to seize their chance.


Only one more success in Ligue 1 than in the Europa League

This is more the case for Castello Lukeba (18) and Henrique Silva (27) than for the side Hugo Vogel (17), most of the time in pain against the Scottish attackers. “Our goal is to work hard and stay together to get through this difficult time,” urges Henrique Silva. We have to change places in Ligue 1 [OL are now 12th] thanks to hard work, dedication and concentration. We have the qualities to change everything. "

We will have to prove it on Sunday (1 p.m.) in Lille, in a turning point much more perilous than Thursday. “The pressure is still there, it is not more than in normal times, assures Peter Bosz. When you're a coach at OL, you have to win, that's normal. “The problem is that this season, his group has been almost as close to victory in Ligue 1 as in the Europa League (6 out of 16, against 5 out of 6). A final duel lost by Tino Kadewere, Lyon even acted a historic grand slam for the club in the group stage of a European competition.

💬 "We try to give everything for the team. We don't have a lot of confidence at the moment. We haven't lost, that's the main thing."

Rayan Cherki, decisive against Rangers (1-1), is satisfied with the face displayed by OL, which is going through a delicate period at the moment.


- RMC Sport (@RMCsport) December 9, 2021

"Juninho is a father, an example for all of us"

This extreme paradox has not been finalized, and doubts still surround supposed tauliers like Xherdan Shaqiri, still very disappointing Thursday, but also Moussa Dembélé, borrowed against Rangers. Add to this the premature exit of Karl Toko Ekambi, hit in the knee and uncertain to challenge Losc, and you will understand that the spiral of


remains tenacious on the Lyon side, like this strike by Scott Wright deflected in his own goals by the unfortunate Damien Da Silva (0-1, 42nd). The main touch of freshness for OL came from Rayan Cherki, decisive on the equalization of his team.

"It's positive, I play more and more and I try to give everything for the team, explains the international hope on RMC.

We know it's complicated at the moment but we work every day to go up the slope.

"The official departure of Juninho, this winter, is obviously one of the main reasons for the disaster in Lyon, and not only in the eyes of Brazilian recruits stamped" Juni ".

“The entire locker room would have liked Juninho to stay,” sums up Henrique Silva.

He is a father, an example for all of us.

We're going to lose a great man, a great professional.

“So many values ​​that the Brazilian sporting director tried to convey to his future-ex-OL group for more than two years.


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