White rails against the absence of one of his players

This Tuesday, the league communicated the list of nominees in the different categories of UNFP trophies. If three Olympique Lyonnais players are present, Laurent Blanc believes that a fourth should have been called.

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Laurent Blanc, OL Lyon Olympique Lyonnais

Like every year, the great mass at the end of the season will crown the best players and coaches in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 in a few weeks. The LFP has just revealed the nominees and has inevitably made some people disappointed at the same time.

We imagine in particular that Alexis Sanchez saw himself among the five best players in the championship or that Christophe Galtier could also have been nominated with regard to the classification of Paris Saint-Germain. For Laurent Blanc, who has made up his mind about a possible qualification for the European Cup, Alexandre Lacazette could have appeared alongside Kylian Mbappé, Seko Fofana, Loïs Openda, Jonathan David and Lionel Messi, as he confided to the press.

Lacazette more deserving than David and Messi?

No, we didn’t talk about itconcedes the Lyon coach. It’s a personal reward. I think Alex had a good championship. I would have liked him to be one of the five nominated. But it is an individual reward, I attach little importance to it. We have three other players who are also named. I think Alex could have been. But he is not.

Given the players named, the OL captain could very well have taken the place of Jonathan David or Lionel Messi given his individual performances. This season, the former Gunner has been decisive in more than 90% of the matches he has played with his club with his 25 goals and 4 offerings in 32 Ligue 1 goals. of this 2022-2023 financial year.

However, he is still in the fight with Kylian Mbappé (26 achievements) to win the title of top scorer in the French championship, which he had already obtained during the 2014-2015 season. His best tally so far is 28 goals, reached in 2016-17 before he joined Arsenal. On the Lyonnais side, Bradley Barcola and Rayan Cherki are in the running for the trophy for hope of the year, Anthony Lopes for that of goalkeeper of the season.