Sage reveals OL’s big shortcoming


By: Manu Tournoux

After the match against Lens on Sunday, Pierre Sage, OL coach, returned to the absence of Alexandre Lacazette.

Hit in the thigh during the match against Strasbourg in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France ((0-0, tab 4-3), last Wednesday, Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette was unable to participate in the match against RC Lens (0-3) this Sunday. Gones coach Pierre Sage gave details of his absence at a press conference.

Sage thought Lacazette would be able to play, but a test on Saturday showed he was not yet recovered. “I really thought he was going to play this match and there was no worry. Unfortunately, the test we did on Saturday in the collective session did not validate his participation and common sense guided us. »

“We missed Lacazette”

The absence of the Lyon captain was a handicap for Lyon. “After the match, indeed, it was a player that we missed, in the sense that our initial game plan wanted us to seek our high line on the first balls. And he is a player who is capable of keeping the ball with his back to goal a lot, which would have allowed us to get out a little bit,” said the Franche-Comté technician.

Lacazette has scored 13 goals and provided 2 assists in 24 appearances this season for Rhone.

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