Friday evening, Olympique Lyonnais hosts Toulouse FC for the opening match of the 10th day of Ligue 1. This Wednesday Peter Bosz and Anthony Lopes were in front of the media to answer various questions before this meeting of the France championship.
Here is a small anthology of their statements, starting with coach Peter Bosz still under pressure after another 1-0 defeat at Lens on Sunday evening.
Is victory imperative against the TFC?
“There is work to be done with the players but not only with the coach. I’m not used to losing 4 times in a row, especially at a big club. When you win, the job is easy. But when you don’t win it’s different and that’s also part of my job. We lost four games, not one. We have to do something, it’s simple: we have to win against Toulouse. You don’t have to change to change, but everyone is disappointed. You have to talk, you have to train and finally show things on the pitch. We talked but there comes a time when you have to show things. We simply have to win at home against Toulouse. You have to look at which players are available for this match. And then it’s simple, you have to win! »
Are your players still behind you?
“The message always gets through with the players. I’ve been here for over a year and we can’t say that the message is only half getting through. The players know what they have to do on the pitch, but one game is different from another. Part of my job is communication and I spoke with the band. I asked questions, spoke my mind, and spoke to some one-on-one. If I am weakened? When you lose four times, it’s clear and it makes sense. The players have the means (to recover). Like me, they are disappointed with our result and our performance. You can’t say that the players didn’t work against Lens, which is a very tough team. We can’t say that he played well but on the behavior I can’t say anything about this match. »
Is this your most important game for your future on the bench?
“After four defeats, it’s bigger than the game against Lens. The Lens match is not an example of what we have done in recent weeks. We had had chances before. Toulouse, maybe not, it’s not the most important match since my arrival, but maybe. You have to work. We’re going to set up a system. You have to work and earn. We will get through this together but not with just one player. »
A message to supporters for Friday?
“We need our supporters. I have experienced extraordinary evenings since I arrived when they are behind us. But I also saw the North bend without supporters. I hope they will be behind us but we have to earn it. How to earn it, you have to have the right mindset from the first minute. »
A medical point
“Of the 5 players absent from Lens, four trained with us. I hope Maxence and Houssem will train with us on Thursday. Caqueret a little muscle pain but it’s not too serious, do not take any risks. He should return to the group on Thursday. Houssem Aouar left training on Tuesday but is expected to return to the squad on Thursday as well. »