The primary three months of Olympique Lyonnais, but on the head of the ladies’s D1 and nonetheless within the race within the Champions League, are greater than painful. Blame it on a pensive high quality of play and a cascade of accidents.
Olympique Lyonnais, on the head of the ladies’s D1, remains to be within the race for qualification for the quarter-finals of the Champions League. What could possibly be extra regular at Les Fenottes at the moment of the season? Nevertheless, while you look carefully at these first three months of competitors, they’re greater than painful within the ranks of Lyon. The fault of a top quality of play leaving pensive, and a brand new cascade of accidents which by no means ends with the most recent: the unavailability for 2 weeks of Amandine Henry (calf).
The infirmary is at all times full
10. That is the file variety of gamers injured or unavailable in mid-October. Up to now, there are nonetheless eight of them: Elie Carpenter, Sara Däbritz, Damaris Egurrola, Ada Hegerberg (a degree is deliberate for January), Amandine Henry, Amel Majri, Griedge Mbock Bathy, and Catarina Macario. There are long-term accidents on this contingent courting from final season. However, for greater than a 12 months, the Lyon infirmary is just too usually full to bursting. There’s clearly unhealthy luck, as for Sara Däbritz within the Champions League, but additionally different glitches which appear to some membership observers to be the consequence of poor administration of organizations which go away sure components of the workforce questioning.
Certainly, many internationals have been pulling the rope for the reason that begin of the season. After a Euro and a reasonably brief summer time trip interval, they needed to transfer on rapidly in mid-August, with the membership’s US tour particularly. Outcome: for fairly a number of weeks, sure components have been going backwards and forwards between care and the sector: Selma Bacha, Delphine Cascarino, Wendie Renard to call however a number of. “Mentally, we had few holidays, there have been plenty of journeys, the Euros, Add to that the accidents, for some gamers we pull on the rope just a little. Even when they aren’t injured, they aren’t not essentially in high type and we will not essentially exchange them as a result of we sadly have a decreased squad.It is an entire that makes us just a little common, we have now to inform the reality at the beginning of the season. Even being common, we handle to be within the lead. We should not be alarmed and preserve our confidence in ourselves, “says striker Delphine Cascarino.
An unstable eleven and a tough recreation manufacturing
Beneath these situations, it’s tough to type a steady and environment friendly beginning eleven. Sonia Bompastor fairly often has to do “tinkering”, for instance bringing down Amandine Henry in central protection throughout the Champions League match towards Juventus Turin. Even when we combine the logic of squad rotation, the Lyon technician was solely in a position to subject eight gamers as soon as in two matches in a row within the league (2nd and third days). The workers is logically impatient to seek out its able-bodied government gamers. Even when it means speeding their restoration? Vanessa Gilles, for instance, in a short time replayed a match in full, OL being out of central defender.
As a result of membership accidents are added to the worldwide calendar and the matches of the France group, the place Griedge Mbock Bathy has actually stated goodbye to the remainder of his season. Coach Sonia Bompastor tries to elucidate the state of affairs: “It’s important to put it within the basic context. Whether or not it is in girls’s or males’s soccer, we nonetheless see it at this time with the World Cup, there are plenty of accidents. L “The French boys’ group can be very affected. The gamers play plenty of matches. I believe that the post-Covid interval can clarify sure issues. At our degree, after all there’s a questioning to seek out options. Face to those accidents, the group is restricted in quantity, and essentially in rotation.Managing the workload permits us much less to do what we want.We’re attentive to all the pieces, in restoration, within the preparation of matches, additionally in coaching to correctly calculate the workload and permit the gamers who’re nonetheless in a position to deal with this dense rhythm.”
One of many direct penalties of all these absences is playing. It’s tough to work correctly each day in small numbers. The performances towards Fleury and even Guingamp (0-0) weren’t passable and left a bitter style inside the workforce. Within the Champions League, the slap inflicted by Arsenal left its mark. There’s clearly no hazard in delay given the sporting state of affairs in D1 with this place of management, however past nationwide borders, the justice of the peace would be the European scene. And in a month OL will know the place they’re and if they’ve the capability to see spring.