Textor destroys Barcola and Lukeba


By: Manu Tournoux

While Olympique Lyonnais is going through an unprecedented crisis, its owner has attacked his young players.

Olympique Lyonnais is suffering. If the victory against Toulouse on Sunday brought some cheer to the heart, OL nonetheless remain last in Ligue 1 before a perilous trip to Monaco this Friday. Les Gones are in crisis and the departures last summer of Bradley Barcola for PSG and Castello Lukeba for Leipzig leave big regrets.

John Textor has still not digested their departures, although they were vital on a financial level. Questioned in the columns of Worldthe owner of OL denounced their mentality.

“In Lyon, we used to bring academy players up very early. They were promoted too young to be able to sell them. Result: today, some feel authorized to demand a transfer very quickly, he regretted. When I asked Castello Lukeba why he wanted to leave, he told me that he had given enough to his training club. He saw OL only as a training club. Bradley Barcola too. That’s not what I want to see in a locker room. I want players who come and win titles. If the young people from the training center don’t have this spirit, it affects the entire locker room. »

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