Despite the cup, OL will not abandon Ligue 1 – Olympique Lyonnais

Hanging at home against Reims on Saturday evening, OL may have made one false step too many to climb higher in the standings. However, Pierre Sage believes his team can aim for better than 10th place and must prove it.

That’s it ! L’OL reached the 35 point mark so dear to Pierre Sage. When he arrived in December, the Lyon coach indicated that his team would only be saved by reaching this total of points. With 7 days to go, it is true that OL have practically ensured their stay in Ligue 1. However, OL’s recent series of successes perhaps promised better for the Lyonnais. They remain 4 points behind Reims and the first part of the table. 7th place, the first to offer a European place, could be at the same distance at the end of the weekend with defeats for OM and Rennes. Enough to give OL a slim hope of winning Europe via the championship, especially if they don’t go all the way in the Coupe de France.

Pierre Sage looks ahead and wants to climb again

If some Rhone supporters find it hard to believe that their OL can aim for a better ranking in Ligue 1, Pierre Sage is not as defeatist. On Saturday, after the 1-1 draw against Reims, the Lyon coach wanted to warn his troops. Despite the deadlines in the Coupe de France and an almost assured maintenance, OL must not relax. The first part of the table remains accessible, provided you win a maximum of matches between now and the end of the season.

« The idea is to play all the matches to win them with the desire to produce a game, to remain attractive and to progress as a team while hoping that the public continues to come to the stadium. Everything is still possible to see ahead “, he confided at a press conference. Given Lyon’s results in the 21st century, it would indeed be strange to see OL celebrate remaining in Ligue 1 or a modest 10th place.

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