It’s not just in defense that Peter Bosz is looking for the right formula. OL have been breaking their teeth since Lucas Paqueta left.
An encouraging defeat is the message that Peter Bosz and Jean-Michel Aulas are trying to convey after the setback against Monaco (2-1). In content, Lyon was indeed present in the match, but the result represents a second consecutive defeat, and a serious setback for a team that is claiming a place on the podium. The Dutch coach can’t find the right composition, and he knows he won’t have the right to make mistakes this Sunday against PSG. In defense, the problem has been pointed out for a long time, but Peter Bosz is convinced that he has the perfect solution at hand in the person of Thiago Mendes, which still raises some eyebrows at OL.
Ghostbusters for post-Paqueta
But in midfield, despite Johann Lepenant’s good start to the season and Corentin Tolisso’s gradual return, the right combination has clearly not been found. To overcome this, the Lyonnais coach tried plans B, which turned out to be very disappointing, notes Le Progrès on Tuesday. In total, the two players were bought for 40 million euros, but Jeff Reine-Adelaïde and Romain Favre are currently unable to raise their level of play and take over from an OL orphaned by Lucas. Paqueta in terms of offensive contribution. As a result, Peter Bosz continues to tinker, which he hates to do, and has even lined up Maxence Caqueret at the top of his midfield, while the young Lyonnais is almost never decisive offensively (2 assists in 74 games). We will certainly have to do much better on Sunday against PSG, if Jean-Michel Aulas wants to have the expected good surprise. Especially against a Parisian club which, even without Kimpembe, has provided big defensive guarantees since the start of the season.