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Champions League: Memphis Depai, symbol of Lion's offensive recovery



Lion striker Memphis Depai (d) during the L1 vs. Bordeaux match at Decines-Charpie on November 3, 2018 / AFP / Archive

Lion striker Memphis Depai (d) during the L1 vs. Bordeaux match at Decines-Charpie on November 3, 2018 / AFP / Archive

Designed at the time of his replacement in the Champions League against Hoffenheim (2-2) by a large part of the public Lion, Memphis Depai currently symbolizes the offensive difficulty of the OL.

If Olympique Lyonnais play C1 this season, the striker is there for something. After eliminating the Europa League on March 15 against CSKA Moscow, Rona Club has won nine victories in the last ten days to win the third place.

– Loss of trust –

And international Oranje, in total loss of confidence, has now scored ten goals and has issued six assists in this series.

On August 12, after winning – and naked – against Amiens on the first day of L1, he said "he was never so happy on the field and in his private life."

But since he scored only twice in the league, for two assistants and another goal in the Champions League. It was against Hoffenheim in the first game, but his first period was far from the "great player" status he claims to be.

Then, in Angers, where he was a shooter and a smuggler, due to a painful victory of 2-1, he just replaced the Kickoff before he was upset by the alleged lack of play that the club showed him.

"I do not feel respected, I deserve better than that, I'm doing a job, I'm very much in the head, I should play every game," he said.

Coach Bruno Genesio reminded him by reminding him of the "respect" he showed by renewing training this summer, the tenth day later, calling him to "more humility," according to the girls in the media.

Since then, the Lion's public seems to be guilty of the Dutch and the whistle against him has set up a forum against Bordeaux and Hoffenheim, especially since it is currently far from the cracks.

– Aulas in defense –

Olympique Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas during training for Manchester Etihad stadium, September 18, 2018 / AFP / Archive

Olympique Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas during training for Manchester Etihad stadium, September 18, 2018 / AFP / Archive

After a poor performance against Bordeaux (1-1), President Jean-Michel Aulas defended his attacker who was considered "out of the ordinary".

"He felt the movement of the public, but it is necessary to support players in difficult situations. It's like a student who does not make a good copy." "If you push him, the next is not good," he admits. .

For his part, coach Bruno Genesio is causing a rather "collective problem".

"We are fairly collectively, but we do not pretend to have a chance, we have to be more attackers, but also on the defensive side," he said.

Because statistics are different from those of last season. In front of Hoffenheim, on Wednesday, OL developed 55 dangerous attacks, released 29 footage including 12 squares for just two goals.

In 2017-2018. Godini, Olympique Lyon was much more efficient, having scored 87 times in Ligue 1 (Club Record) with four players with more than ten goals. Since then, Mariano Diaz (21 goals in all 45 games, including 18 in L1) went to Real Madrid, and the journalist Moussa Dembela does not substitute him favorably.

"You must reject and work in mind, because there is a lot of work to do." In the least, on the contrary, we suffer from failure and training, restoring the confidence of the players, and nothing better than winning, "Genesio said before moving to Gingamp on Saturday. The message he heard from Depai?

AFP


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