despite Hamraoui’s aggression, Lyon wants to focus on the match
Despite the shock wave caused by the violent attack on Paris Saint-Germain player Kheira Hamraoui, Olympique Lyonnais “wants above all to stay focused to seek victory” against PSG on Sunday (9:00 p.m.) in the Championship, said on Saturday Lyon coach Sonia Bompastor.
“The events that happened are sad and without the sporting aspect. It is sometimes difficult to focus on performance and on a game that will take place tomorrow night. We are professional and our job is to focus and perform well to seek victory“Said Bompastor.
On November 4, Kheira Hamraoui was ambushed upon returning from dinner with her teammates. Two masked men beat her on the legs with an iron bar.
Her teammate Aminata Diallo, witness to the scene, was arrested Wednesday and heard two days by the police, before being released, without charges against her.
“What happened affects both teams and all clubs in the French championship. We had time to discuss with the players and the management by re-specifying certain objectives in order to be able to focus on the sporting issue.», A delegate Sonia Bompastor.
Before welcoming the Parisiennes, reigning French champions, the Lyonnaises are leading the Women’s Division 1, tied on points with their rivals. Both teams have a perfect record of seven wins in seven games.
“I know the Parisian players and I know that for them the most important thing is the match on Sunday“, Assured for his part the Chilean goalkeeper and captain of Lyon, Christiane Endler, who spent four years at PSG.
“They are great competitors. The duel against OL is one of the most important ones and I’m sure they only think about that. They are going through a very difficult time but they are professionals above all and know how to do the part of things perfectly. It will not be an obstacle for them. I spoke with them a bit but they don’t know much about what is going on. So we didn’t really discuss it, actuallyShe added.
Diallo and Hamraoui were not selected to play the meeting.