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Champions League: Memphis Depay, a symbol of Lyon's offensive failures



Lyon attacker Memphis Depay (d) L1 game against Bordeaux Decines-Charpieu on November 3, 2018 / AFP / Archive

Lyon attacker Memphis Depay (d) L1 game against Bordeaux Decines-Charpieu on November 3, 2018 / AFP / Archive

Feasting at the moment when he has replaced the Champion in the league against Hoffenheim (2-2) with a great public in Lyon, Memphis Depaius now symbolizes OL's attacking difficulties.

If Olympique Lyonnais plays C1 this season, then the attacker is somewhere. After the elimination of the Europa League against the CSKA Moscow on March 15th, Rona Club has rooted nine victories in the last ten days to kill third place.

– Losing trust –

And international Oranje, having lost overall confidence now, had ten goals and issued six assistants in this series.

On August 12, after victory – and the goal – against Amiens L1 on the first day he said: "I've never been so happy on earth and in my private life."

But since he has won only twice in the league, two assistants and one more goal in the Champions League. The first round was against Hoffenheim, but his first leg was far from the "excellent player" status he claims.

Then in Angers, where he was a goalkeeper and smuggler, for a painful 2-1 victory, he was just a substitute for the kickoff before the outrage about the supposed lack of respect that the club showed him.

"I do not feel respected, I deserve better than me, I work, I'm strong in my deal, I should play every game," he said.

Trainer Bruno Genesio had cut him off, reminding him of the "respect" he had shown when he resumed training this past ten days late, calling him "more humble", according to leaked media.

Since then, the Lyon community seems to blame the Dutch, and the whistle against him has set up forums against Bordeaux and Hoffenheim, in particular because he is far from the gap.

– In head protection –

Olympique Lyonnais President Jean-Michel Aul during the training for the Manhattan Etihad Stadium, September 18, 2018 / AFP / Archive

Olympique Lyonnais President Jean-Michel Aul during the training for the Manhattan Etihad Stadium, September 18, 2018 / AFP / Archive

After his bad attitude to Bordeaux (1-1), President Michel Aul has defended his assailant, which he considers "unusual".

"He's been shocked by the social movements, but it's needed to support the troubled players. It's like a student who does not make a good copy. If you push her in, the next is not good," he said. .

In turn, coach Bruno Genesio points to a "collective problem".

"We are fairly collectively, but we do not turn opportunities, we must be assassinated, but also for protection," he said.

Since the statistics are in contrast to the previous year's season. In front of Hoffenheim 55 dangerous attacks have been formed in front of it, 29 attacks have been issued, 12 of which are for two purposes only.

2017-2018 In the year, "Olympique Lyonnais" was much more effective when ranking 87 times in the 1st place (club record) with four players, each of which has more than ten gates. Since then, Mariano Diaz (21 goals in all 45 races, including 18 L1 teams) left Real Madrid, and the new Moussa Dembélé did not replace it.

"You have to step back and work on the mind, because that's where there's a lot of work to do." On the contrary, we are suffering from failure, and we need to focus on restoring player confidence and there's nothing better than a win, "says Genesio, before he moved to Guingamp on Saturday. The report heard Depay?

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