OL recorded three major departures in just a few months among the most promising players from its training center. Malo Gusto, who shines at Chelsea, took the floor to explain himself.
After a missed 2022-2023 season due to his transfer to Chelsea then injuries which prevented him from finishing well with theOlympique Lyonnais, Malo Gusto now lives again in London. Taking advantage of his competitor’s physical problems, the full-back is showing his advantage at Chelsea, even if the competition will soon return. Also to his advantage with the Espoirs, he even sees his name being whispered in the French team, as the right-back position is not perfectly filled by Benjamin Pavard and Jules Koundé, who are not specialists in the position.
Bad Taste n’a rien contre l’OL
Everything is going well for Malo Gusto, who has been criticized for having, like Castello Lukeba or Bradley Barcola, left OL very early before even completing full seasons. But in the columns of L’Equipe, the defender justified his transfer, and assured that he would never spit on Lyon, the training club which gave him everything. “ Hostile chants against you in the stands in Lyon? Unfair, I don’t know. All I want to say is that it hurts. We are young people, we grew up in Lyon, we have always loved the club despite what people may believe. When me, Castello, Bradley, we leave, it responds to a plan, an ambition. It’s not against OL at all. I knew before coming that Reece James (23 years old, his competitor) is one of the best players in his position. We get on very well. He talks to me a lot. We are in a big club, there must be good players in each position. The reason I chose Chelsea is because I have a plan. I know what I’m doing. The plan is to progress. There is something that I have, it is the culture of work and effort. I am here through work. Going to Chelsea is a change of dimension. Being the best in my position is a medium and long term goal. Otherwise, I would have continued playing recreational football near my house. », explained the 20-year-old full-back, who assures that his demands will allow him to continue to progress at Chelsea, where places are very expensive. But at a time when OL is stagnating in the soft underbelly, or even the bottom, of Ligue 1, Malo Gusto did not hesitate for a second when the opportunity to sign for Chelsea presented itself.