Very disappointing eighth in Ligue 1, Olympique Lyonnais should not compete in the European Cup next season. For the last match of the season at home, Saturday against Nantes, the atmosphere promises to be icy. However, President Jean-Michel Aulas, he encourages optimism.
This season will clearly go down as one of the most complicated in OL’s recent history. Certainly, there was this honorable course in the Europa League until the quarter-finals. The rest is almost nil. Les Gones left the Coupe de France in confusion. Have too often disappointed in Ligue 1. Peter Bosz’s men even lost at the then red lantern, Metz, last weekend. However, via a long press release published this Tuesday, May 10, 2022, Jean-Michel Aulas, president of Lyon since 1987, tried to remobilize the troops and the supporters: “It is now up to us to return this love to you a hundredfold. It’s up to us and our players to find this burst of pride to end this season at home with a better image. “, he notably dropped.
” We owe our fans revenge,” warns Aulas
Open letter from Jean-Michel Aulas to fans of Olympique Lyonnaishttps://t.co/fQBRLVFDXo
— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) May 10, 2022
More than ever, the OL boss seemed very determined to restore a reputation that has been more than dirty in recent months. “ We have stumbled, but above all we are picking ourselves up, we have learned and we are more than ever on our feet, even stronger if you are with us. Other clubs will not have had this chance and we now have an opportunity to rebuild a stronger, more competitive Olympique Lyonnais. An Olympique Lyonnais who will be able to make lessons from this season one of their strengths for the future “, continued Aulas.
Before continuing: We want the DNA of Lyon training to be the key word for the future. We will be vigilant on the profiles of our players who will join us “. Should we conclude that Lyon will trust their young talents even more next season? And that summer recruitment will be more targeted? One thing is certain, Jean-Michel Aulas, he has the meaning of the formula: “We are going to push towards this state of mind, to get out of comfort, because we owe all our fans and OL enthusiasts revenge. “. Not sure that this statement alone can ease tensions. A victory against Nantes on Saturday, either.