Hanging on by Clermont Foot (3-3), Sunday, OL will strengthen in the coming hours thanks to the arrival of Xherdan Shaqiri. But before the official signing of the Liverpool winger, Jean-Michel Aulas was worried. He is already talking about the crisis in Lyon.
OL: Aulas, “let’s be strong in managing a crisis that will resolve itself …”
OL were held in check by Clermont Foot at Groupama Stadium on Sunday. The victory, however, extended its arms to the team of Peter Bosz who had two goals (3-1) in the first period, but it faltered at the very end of the match. In the space of ten minutes, the promoted returned to equality thanks to 2 goals scored respectively in the 80th and in added time (90th + 1). A reversal of the situation which is not at all to the taste of Jean-Michel Aulas. “I am obviously disappointed […]. THE’Olympique Lyonnais should have won this match by a large margin “, he regretted in a message posted on his Twitter account.
For the president of the Rhone club, his team is clearly in crisis at the start of the championship. “Everyone is aware of this: let’s be strong in our minds and the management of a crisis which will be resolved by playing as in the 1st half and by supporting our staff”, then released the leader of the OL.
The signing of Xherdan Shaqiri is timely?
Les Gones recorded a defeat (3-0 at Angers) and two draws in three Ligue 1 days. Before the draw snatched by Clermont Foot, OL were neutralized by Stade Brestois (1-1) at Décines. The Lyonnais thus conceded 7 goals and scored 4. They therefore have 2 small points (-3) and are 16th in the general classification of the L1. Aware of the need for reinforcements in attack, OL announced, on the night of Sunday to Monday, the upcoming signing of Xherdan Shaqiri. The versatile offensive player will be the 4th summer rookie of Peter Bosz’s team, after Damien Da Silva (central defender), Henrique Silva Milagres and Emerson Palmieri (left-backs).