Alexandre Lacazette has changed. This season, the striker has returned to his training club, five years after joining Arsenal. And it is a different footballer and man that Les Gones have found. Older and more mature, he has also gained experience in a high-level team. All of this he tried to use to help Olympique Lyonnais this season. Especially since he was named captain of this formation by Peter Bosz then Laurent Blanc. A role that is close to his heart, he who tries to help the young shoots of the club.
Lacazette talks about his winning comeback
“I live this role well. You have to be careful on a daily basis, try to set an example as best you can on and off the pitch. It was the first time that I was captain n°1 this season. I don’t think I did too badly. I learned (…) I give advice so that young people can see their personal goals in a different way and how they can help the team. I try to give them as much confidence as possible.” Among the talents he has backed are Rayan Cherki and Bradley Barcola. Two elements that he appreciates and that have helped him to perform.
Because the captain of OL was up to it with 6 assists and 30 goals in all competitions. A goal he had set himself. “It’s true that I had set the bar quite high because I was aware that returning to my training club was a challenge. I didn’t want to disappoint my teammates and the club who trusted me (…) Personally, I think it was a good comeback. I’m happy with my season. Collectively, I would have hoped to be higher in the rankings. But I knew that the first year would be complicated. I hope we will finish as well as possible.”
The Lyonnais warns Mbappé
The objective will be to win matches while titillating KM7 in the scorer rankings. The PSG player has scored 28 goals in L1. Lacazette is at 26. “It will be very difficult. There are two games left. You never know what can happen but I am aware that it will be hard to find it. But the General will not let go, he who “hope to do better next year“. Lacazette, who risks being courted, does not intend to leave. This, despite the fact that OL have had a very turbulent year on the pitch and behind the scenes.
“I did not expect that. We know that in football clubs everything can go very quickly., he admitted to himself, who believes that the timing of the ousting of Jean-Michel Aulas could have been better. “Lacaz” has also discussed with John Textor. “We had a meeting with the other captains, that was the only contact. » But he did not take advantage of this moment to slip the name of his friend Samuel Umtiti, whom he would like to find. Happy to be back home, Alexandre Lacazette is a winning bet. For him too, coming back was a gamble. “I left leaving a beautiful image. I wanted to take up this challenge.. Mission successful.
Pub. the 25/05/2023 13:06
MAY laugh 25/05/2023 13:08
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