If there is a team that can wonder if it is not pursued by a curse, it is Olympique Lyonnais. For two seasons, few OL players have escaped serious injuries. The exercise that is beginning is no exception to tradition and, even before the start of D1, OL have already had to deal with the injuries of Wendie Renard (calf), Amandine Henry (calf) or even Ada Hegerberg (left leg ).
A few hours earlier, the Rhone coach confided in this particular season, stuck between Euro 2022 and the 2023 World Cup. “It will be very important to manage the workforce well, to ensure rotations, explained Bompastor, wishing to rely more on her young people to spare her executives who are very much in demand in the club and in the national team. We will have to accept these rotations so that everyone can be in good shape during the most important deadlines. »
Four titles in the viewfinder
After having regained its title of champion of France abandoned the previous season at PSG, OL, which will launch its Championship on Sunday in Reims, wants to confirm this return to the top where it had taken its habits for fourteen years. “We started this season with the objective of winning four titles”, bluntly loose Bompastor whose team won the Champions Trophy against PSG (1-0) at the end of August.
With “high goals set by management”, the Fenottes, who have one of the most impressive squads in the D1, know that they will be expected everywhere. “We will work hard to be able to meet all these expectations even if we will face quality opponents, who will all have the motivation to bring us down”, warns the former left-back who also wants to put on a show on the pitch with a team capable of reigning by taking and giving ” a lot of pleasure “. An entire program.