Rayan Cherki offered a nice moment this weekend during a karting outing organized between players and OL staff members. The Rhone hope in particular triggered the laughter of his teammates by cheating without hiding.
N’Golo Kanté perhaps holds his most serious competitor for the honorary title of greatest cheater in French football with Rayan Cherki. If the midfielder of the Blues and Chelsea has a solid reputation on the cards during the meetings of the France team, the OL prodigy seems ready to do anything to win in karting … even if it means being caught in the act of cheating.
History of uniting the group before the start of the season in Ligue 1, on August 7 against Brest (5 p.m.), Peter Bosz’s staff and the players took part in a karting session. And Rayan Cherki has distinguished himself on several occasions. First, the phenomenon of Gones made the show microphone in hand and had fun playing field journalists by interviewing several of his teammates.
Then, Rayan Cherki made his burst of speed speak at the wheel of his single-seater. If the 17-year-old Frenchman does not yet have the level of Lewis Hamilton or Max Verstappen, the Rhone attacking midfielder already has the little vice of the great champions.
Distanced by some teammates at the head of the race, Rayan Cherki quite simply went straight ahead, avoiding several turns. A shortcut that allowed him to afford the lap record.
OL are preparing well for the recovery
Back on the edge of the track after his prowess… Rayan Cherki was then greeted there by the laughter of several partners such as Maxence Caqueret or Houssem Aouar. Proof of the great atmosphere that currently reigns within OL. Fourth in Ligue 1 last season, Lyon remains on three victories and a draw during its preparation.
This bodes well before hosting Brest at Groupama Stadium on the first day of the championship and then moving to Angers the following weekend. Until then, the Gones will challenge Sporting in a friendly match this Monday (9 p.m.). A duel against the Lisbon club which could lead to a good preparation on and off the pitch. In Lyon, the group is living well.