Latest Football News – After a good start, Lyon, held in check by Bordeaux (1-1) this Saturday, marks the pace. Sylvinho defended his first month of competition but simply regrets the expulsions that have weakened his team and the inability of OL to kill the game against the Girondins.
That she seems already far away from this honeymoon. It was as intense as it was short. Two short weeks, two victories full of promises against Monaco (0-3) and Angers (6-0) and then patatras. OL are already in the lineup and the excitement of Sylvinho’s debut on the bench has already dropped like a blown up. This Saturday, OL conceded a logical draw (1-1) against Bordeaux. Lyon did not show much, Thiago Mendes fell in the board, took a red and put in the panade his new team. Like Youssouf Koné, another summer rookie, last week in Montpellier (1-0).
🎙Antho Lopes « Ça fait 2 matchs de suite qu’on termine à 10, ce n’est pas normal. On doit faire preuve de plus de maturité. On perd 2 points ce soir, on ne peut pas revenir en arrière donc on va profiter de la trêve internationale pour se reposer puis bien travailler » #OLFCGB pic.twitter.com/xO7BIDtiaf
— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) August 31, 2019
“It’s two games we finish at 10 and it’s not normal,” reacted Anthony Lopes at the microphone of Canal Plus after the meeting. “We have to know how to control the match, we did not mature, of course we did not propose a great football, but we managed to master the game, and at home it would have happened.” But it ended up breaking. Indisputable, the expulsion has clearly reversed the balance of power: the Girondins began to believe in their luck when Lyon’s legs began to tremble. “The expulsion of Thiago Mendes has put us in difficulty, I want to see the pictures again, it seems to me severe,” reacted in a press conference a Sylvinho of bad faith on this one.
“The problem is evictions”
After a month of competition, and before the international truce, the record of Lyon, claiming clear to the podium, is average and especially not up to the hopes born of a beginning of exercise canon. “We know how to defend in 4-5-1, we are not bad on the set pieces, and we scored nine goals,” said Sylvinho. “The problem is the evictions that make us lose points and our difficulties in killing the game.When you start building, you can expect highs and lows.It is necessary to change mentality, to have more conviction. ” Understand kill the game and get away, what the Gones have not done.