Since his arrival in Lyon, Laurent Blanc has activated many levers to try to redress the situation of the Rhone club. Tactically, the French technician tried a lot, alternating systems in 4-3-3, 4-3-1-2 or 3-4-3. In his technical choices, Blanc also made strong decisions, while being very demanding on the athletic aspect. But on this final sprint, it was the mental lever that the Lyon coach started to activate.
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After the defeat conceded to Clermont last week (1-2), Blanc had released very strong words by saying that his team had no chance of winning a European ticket: “it’s grated”. Two words that still resonate in the locker room. Seventh, OL may well win a European place, mathematically, but the Gones have blown all their jokers.
” If my players don’t agree with me, prove me wrong!”
“I can’t guess during the week if my team is going to have a good game or not, even if there are signs such as injuries for example”explained Laurent Blanc, before challenging his players for this match against Monaco. “The coach has the right to have freedom of thought, it only engages me. If my players don’t agree with me, prove me wrong! And I’ll be very happy to be wrong. But I always say what I think, to my players as to you. » The message got through.