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Against Monaco on Saturday (9 p.m.), Olympique Lyonnais will have to show themselves in their best form. Currently in good form, the Monegasques are regaining color after a missed start to the season. Peter Bosz painted a beautiful picture of OL’s next opponent.
“I saw this team a lot at the start of the season. They played in the European Cup. I was surprised with their place in the standings because they dominated in their games. They pressed high and they took silly goals. When I see them play, they evolve well, they are offensive, it makes me happy to observe them, even when they did not win. They have not lost their last 6 meetings. It will be difficult and interesting. Against PSG, on a show that we could play very well (2-1 loss at the Parc). “
Niko Kovac, ASM coach
“We played against a lot in Germany, already when he was in Frankfurt. There, his team was not as strong as it was after when he was at Bayern. He is a very nice guy and he knows the game well. football. My video analyst worked with him before. We talked a lot about his work. I know him well. “
“On one of the options at number 10”
The possible absence of Paquetá
“I don’t understand anything about that. I don’t know who is organizing all this in South America, this last game on the night of Thursday to Friday … He was in good shape, he played well and he is very important for us, whatever his position. We have to think and think about what to do without him. In 10, we have options, but in 9 it’s not the same. “
“We’ll see in two days. I’m very happy that he stayed in Lyon during the break. We worked with him over several weeks to get him ready. We’ll see if he can play against Monaco.”
“It’s important for Cherki to save minutes”
“It’s an option for me. It’s good for him to play for the Under-21s because at home he hasn’t played a lot. It’s important for him to gain minutes and experience. and I put in the players I need to win. I understand that he wants to play more here. “
10th place in the standings
“I think we deserve to be there because we played badly at the start, we didn’t take a lot of points. At the moment, we are better, we are progressing in our philosophy and in the content. Also a bit of bad luck I think, with penalties and red cards.
“On one especially worked the finish”
The work done during the truce
“It’s difficult when you only have 10 players. We analyzed our games well. We create a lot of chances, but we miss too many. We mainly worked on the finish. When you play in Lyon, you have a good technique. , so it happens a lot in the head. There are no technically bad players in my team. We worked on the attacking patterns. We have to know what movements to make when our teammate has the ball. We have to first explain it and then repeat it.
The right side post
“It is not difficult to make a choice. Malo Gusto, when you can play at this level against Paris Saint-Germain, you have a good level. But in football, you have to show it at every game. And unfortunately he was injured. And in front of him is our captain and a player from the France team (Leo Dubois).“