Third place still in the sights of Jean-Michel Aulas

Editing, published on Monday February 17, 2020 at 9:35 p.m.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas analyzed his club’s season on Monday before confirming that third place in Ligue 1 was still the objective.

While Rudi Garcia is more criticized than ever following the new underperformance of Lyon against Strasbourg on Sunday in the Championship, Jean-Michel Aulas ruled out any change of staff in a long interview granted to the OL official website. An interview during which the Rhone cacique spreads on reasons to believe in a third place in Ligue 1 this season.

Rudi Garcia fears nothing until the end of the season

“I am attentive to everything that is said, but convinced that we will continue in a positive spiral and I need, for that, the support of all those who love OL. The systematic and a priori pressure on the players only makes their optimal performance more complex. I have full confidence in the experience and the technical and tactical quality of the coach. Football being a game, it is unhealthy to draw conclusions about pride, honor of the players or a club if they do not reach their objectives, and in any case, changes in team or staff organization are utopian at 13 games from the end. “, explains the strong man of OL, very optimistic for the end of his team’s campaign:

“We are 7 points from this 3rd place. There are 13 days left with 39 points at stake, so everything is obviously possible. This will require that everyone pulls in the same direction, that the staff and all the players transcend, and that there must be a sacred union of all those who come to the stadium and who support OL, and then there, I am convinced, we will achieve a very great end of the season “, added Aulas.