Late for the pre-match chat, Lucas Paqueta apologized to the Lyon group. Before starting on the bench against Sparta Prague and overturning the match after coming into play.
The Lyon staff have been inflexible. Peter Bosz, however, knows to what extent the presence of Lucas Paqueta metamorphoses theOlympique Lyonnais. The Dutch technician had not hesitated, last weekend, to summon the Brazilian player for the shock against AS Monaco when he had played, the day before, with the Seleçao… The coach of OL nonetheless decided to put the former Milanese on the bench on Thursday against Sparta Prague. The reason ? A delay in the pre-game chat.
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“The rules are the same for everyone”, said the coach of Gones after the meeting, adding that Lucas Paqueta had apologized to the group. “I told him I wanted to see the apologies on the pitch if necessary, he added. Unfortunately it was necessary in the second half. “ Consequence of the catastrophic start of the match for the Lyonnais, led 2-0 before the half hour mark.
OL had certainly reduced the mark shortly before the break but struggled to make the difference. And as hoped by Peter Bosz, the entry of Lucas Paqueta at half-time transformed the Lyon game. Author of the third Rhone goal, the Brazilian illuminated the meeting. “He showed the real mindset. He gave the correct answer “, could well underline the former coach of Ajax.