Monaco-OL: talk, coaching … the reasons for a "historic blow" according to Aulas

Happy and relieved after the capital victory snatched by OL in the last minutes against AS Monaco (2-3) Sunday at the end of the 35th day of Ligue 1, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas describes this success as ” historic blow “. But assure that nothing has been left to chance …

OL have come a long way. From far away. In Monaco, where the Gones had to win under penalty of making an almost final cross on the podium, Olympique Lyonnais, reduced to ten in the second period (expulsion of Caqueret), snatched a capital victory at the end crazy match (2-3). Present in the stands of the Louis II stadium, Jean-Michel Aulas did not hide his joy after the meeting: “The guys were wonderful, welcomed the president on the site of Olympique Lyonnais. There is talent but There is also immense pride. We had to recover from a lot of hard knocks. The exit of Maxence Caqueret, at a time when we thought things were easier, was a determining factor. “

Garcia “had an amazing week”

To obtain this victory and return to one point behind their Monegasque rival (3rd in L1 with one point ahead), OL had to deal with the suspension of their coach Rudi Garcia. Author of paid changes during the meeting, the coach of OL, often criticized for his coaching, played a major role in this success according to his boss. And not just Sunday evening. “I would like to salute the coaching of Rudi Garcia who was a winner. He had an extraordinary week to support his team and find the game system that was going to interfere, JMA welcomes. We had to change twice.”

All the leaders were present for the talk

If the Gones made the difference on the lawn of the Louis II stadium, the Lyon president finally wants to underline the mobilization of his entire club before this crucial meeting: “We had solidified all the structures and ensured that humanly, we were all there. Exceptionally, the leaders took part in the talk. We made a historic move. We needed to tell the players that it was possible. They delivered a great game, I’m proud of them and the club which found its roots in this match. We felt the whole club behind Rudi and the players. This match revives all the dynamics of the Champions League. ” Saturday at 5 p.m., OL will try to take another step towards the podium with the reception of Lorient.

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