OL’s poor results, their absence from the 2022 World Cup… Lopes lets go


After the draw Lyon 1-1 Nice, this Friday evening, Anthony Lopes appeared before the press. The 32-year-old doorman spoke about the OL season, his coach, Laurent Blanc, as well as his absence from Portugal’s list for the 2022 World Cup.

Anthony Lopes, OL

Annoyed by OL’s bad run since the start of the season, Anthony Lopes did not appreciate Lyon’s draw and performance last night against OGCN: “There is character, but that is not enough. Our first period is not at all level. We have to make sure we have a full game. We are at home, we cannot settle for a draw. We come back to 1-1, but that’s not enough. There is something to look for, but the matches go by and we don’t move much. The gap is widening with the front teams and the ambitions we had at the start of the season. We had a change of coach, there’s the World Cup, but hey. We are OL. We must have a lot more positive results. Those who join the selection, let them continue, but we have to rest.

In 8th position in L1, OL are disappointing, while the club chaired by Jean-Michel Aulas finished the French championship in this same place last season.

Lopes disappointed with his absence in Qatar

The doorman, international 14 times, has also not been called up for the World Cup by Fernando Santos, the coach of Portugal: “It’s a disappointment, of course. It’s like that… You have to know how to digest things, it’s part of the life of a footballer. There are times when things are going well, others a little less well… There, now, I have digested. I took it with a grain of salt because there was a big match to prepare for. Now I will rest to get back in good shape” entrusted to Prime VideoAnthony Lopes, who doubled his disappointments with his club with disillusionment with his national team.

Diogo Costa (Porto), José Sa (Wolverhampton) and Rui Patricio (AS Roma) have moved ahead of the Lyonnais in Portugal’s list.

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