The staging calms Peter Bosz in any case. The traditional Olympique Lyonnais press conference ahead of the reception of FC Girondins de Bordeaux on Sunday (5:05 p.m.) in Ligue 1 was particularly awaited this Friday. Especially because the day after the slap in the face at the Groupama stadium against West Ham (0 :3) came, tantamount to being eliminated from the Europa League in the quarter-finals. And that in a tense context after supporter excesses in Lyon, the Dutch coach’s future had reason to be questioned.
Indeed, the Rhone club are by no means guaranteed to qualify for a European Cup next season due to their disappointing 10th-place finish in La Liga, the (admittedly preliminary) result of a more than erratic 2021-2022 season. Faced with this inopportune situation, Jean-Michel Aulas and Vincent Ponsot have decided to face the media alongside Peter Bosz. If the emblematic president of OL and the general manager of football have stood up for unity, they have also made strong words in relation to the former Ajax coach.
Aulas comforts Bosz
“The answer we are giving you here in the unit is that we have found a staff member who matches what we need at Olympique Lyonnais. With experience, a foreign culture, which has been demanded by many journalists, supporters. I think that today, after a first year of trial and error (recruitment may not have been directly related to what Peter wanted), we intend to unite to think about how we can improve the group.”initially dropped JMA.
The concerned headmaster, who declared after Thursday’s defeat to the Hammers that he did not feel threatened in his future, was a little more reticent and admitted that his first year between Saône and Rhône had been very trying for him, but persevered also that he intends to fully tackle the challenge that his team awaits by the end of the current financial year. “It’s a big challenge for me. Few believe that we will make it. It’s a big challenge. […] I will push the players, they are not alone. There are 5 weeks and 7 games left, not long now. I really believe it’s possible. It’s a challenge, but we’ll make it.”he explained in particular.
OL promise a big summer transfer window
If the Les Gones boss had realized that, it would have been “Certainly important changes that need to be made”Above all, he wanted to be very optimistic and reassuring, with a phrase that is important in view of the next summer transfer window. “We know we will have the means to invest to meet Peter’s technical and commercial ambitions. We hope to continue the adventure. I am already convinced that we can achieve our goals.closed auditorium. “I’m with Jean-Michel Aulas and Vincent Ponsot almost every day. We talk a lot about our squad and we talk about next year. We not only look at the player’s qualities on the field, but also off it. We also look at leadership. It’s not obvious”in detail Peter Bosz.
Finally, Vincent Ponsot spoke firmly and clearly with a strong message to the entire Lyon club. “We’ll take stock at the end of the season. There is no lethargy, if the goals are not met we will make the necessary decisions. We will learn the lessons of this season at the end of the next seven days. Everyone has to question themselves, we have to do the right analysis. We have a better understanding of Peter’s expectations. For us, Maxence is an example of what we want in the team of tomorrow. You put everything together, we made a qualitative European campaign. We are living with the injured in special circumstances.” Players now know what to do…
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