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Laurent Blanc shoots his players!

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Laurent Blanc was expected. Sunday evening, the Lyonnais coach returned to the Orange Vélodrome, he who had some great moments in this arena as a player. For this meeting on familiar ground, the Frenchman had decided to innovate by betting on a 4-4-2 on Sunday evening, just to have a balanced eleven that does not take on water against the Phocaeans. But his choices did not pay off as his team lost 1-0. They were dominated head and shoulders in the first period before being a bit better in the second without being transcendent.

After the meeting, Jeff Reine-Adelaide spoke about this defeat. “We are very disappointed, because we did not manage to put in place what we wanted to do. We managed to create more chances in the second half, but it was really in the first half that we lost this game. We knew they were going to put on some intensity, we didn’t overreact in the first half. We must continue to work. The coach asked me to keep the ball, to help the block to go up. We were able to play better in the second half, but we missed the last gesture. We will put this match aside and we will get to work for the match against Nice. It will be a decisive match like every Ligue 1 match..

Laurent Blanc is not happy with his players

His trainer, Laurent Blanc, was annoyed. Present on the Rhone bench since October 9 following the departure of Peter Bosz, the President is at the bedside of a sick team. But for the first time since taking office, the tricolor technician, who has often pointed out the physical shortcomings of his men, sent spades to his players. Present at a press conference after the meeting, he confided: “There were more spaces, Marseille made fewer defensive substitutions. I would have liked to take a goal on an action, not on a set piece. There is a huge misprint. It would have been good to go 0-0, but there was too little defensively..The coach indirectly targeted Moussa Dembélé, who was marking on Jordan Veretout’s corner which brought Samuel Gigot’s goal to the 44th.

But the striker, replaced at the break, was not the only one to be targeted. “I change two players at half-time (Aouar and Dembélé leave, Toko Ekambi and Reine-Adelaïde enter, editor’s note), no system. Why am I making changes? Because I find that the players are insufficient. There are players who can bring something, so it had to be done. In the first half, we were too rough, but defensively, some did the job. The first 45 minutes, I didn’t see many teams offering a game here, even Lens. We were waiting for the second half, but we had to be better with the ball. In the first, we were too mediocre”. Like Dembélé, Houssem Aouar, who lost a lot of balls, was targeted. Recovered after this defeat, Laurent Blanc hopes for a reaction next week against Nice.

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