Ligue 1 consultant for Amazon Prime Video, Thierry Henry said all the good things he thought about Lucas Paqueta and his start to the season with OL.
He is the Mister Plus of Olympique Lyonnais at the start of the Ligue 1 season. This player is none other than Lucas Paqueta, a real strongman of Les Gones since his arrival. Author of five goals and three assists, the Brazilian has become the handyman between Rhône and Saône. If OL cracked against Nice on Sunday, Paqueta was again decisive, delivering a pass for Houssem Aouar.
Recruited against twenty million euros in the summer of 2020, Lucas Paqueta is finally confirming all the good we could think of him before his arrival at AC Milan. Wanted by Juninho, the midfielder, striker or winger has regained the confidence he lacked in Lombardy and has fun in the system of Peter Bosz.
And it is not because the Dutch coach carries him around everywhere on the pitch, due to the injuries that plague the Lyon squad, that Paqueta loses his smile. A Brazilian at the service of the collective, this is what pleases Thierry Henry, also falling under the spell of the former Flamengo.
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“It’s early but frankly what he’s doing… We talked about it after his match at the Parc des Princes. Yes, I like dribbling and blind passes, but what I like is his desire, his activity, his dedication, his commitment “, enthused Thierry Henry on the set of Amazon Prime Video.
“In general, it’s not that with all Brazilians. A player who is fine is a little harder to replace or he puts himself less at the service of the team when he does not have the ball. Me, what impresses me with this player is that he does both with a smile. He defends and attacks with a smile. For me, that’s why we can already talk about one of the best players in the championship. “
Already to his advantage when he arrived in Lyon, Lucas Paqueta then experienced a real slump during the second half of the season last year. Bosz and Juninho, who had a fine nose on this blow, hope that the Brazilian will continue on his current momentum.