Today in Chicago, MLS, Xherdan Shaqiri, two and a half months after departing Lyon, returned to the United States on the reasons for his transfer, saying that “the atmosphere was not the best” in the OL’s locker room.
Xherdan Shaqiri empties his bag. Having arrived in Lyon last summer, crowned with a skilled international position, the Swiss striker never won in Lyon. His path of lightning was a great disappointment. Transferring to Chicago in early February, the Swiss striker admitted that he did not get along with Peter Bos, which may partly explain his difficulties at Lyon.
But apparently, the atmosphere at the club was “not even the best” and “there was a lack of unity to win in the locker room”, explained the Swiss attacking midfielder (30 years old, 102 caps) to the Swiss daily Le Temps. “I need to be happy to be successful,” he explained. Recruited to great fanfare by Chicago to develop into the American Championship, Shaqiri enjoyed playing football, a far cry from the movement that surrounded his former club.
Snatch the European Cup, OL’s last goal
Eighth (52 points) in the standings, five lengths from the fifth qualifying spot for the Europa League conference, occupied by Nice (57 points), OL have only four days left to close the gap and forget the months of wandering in the game. And with him the friction supporter.
However, not sure if qualifying for the European Cup will bring back some peace as ties with some militants seem far-fetched. Especially since Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas was initially aiming for the Champions League. The Rhne club’s failure in its quest for Europe will force management to renew the workforce, which will need to start again on a sound basis next season if we are to believe Shaqiri’s statements.