Alexandre Lacazette did not miss his reunion with Olympique Lyonnais. Friday evening, the French striker opened his counter on penalty during the victory against AC Ajaccio (2-1, 1st day of Ligue 1), at Groupama Stadium.
Returning to Olympique Lyonnais five years after leaving Arsenal, Alexandre Lacazette knew he was eagerly awaited. The French striker responded present. Yesterday evening, on the occasion of the arrival of AC Ajaccio counting for the 1st day of Ligue 1 (2-1), the 31-year-old center-forward released his counter in the first period. First decisive passer on the goal of Tetê (12th), the Habs then offered the break to Gones on penalty (22nd), converted from the right. If the rest of the debates against the promoted became complicated after the expulsion of Anthony Lopes, the Rhône club was able to preserve this first victory until the end, which ideally launches its 2022-2023 season.
Recruited free by the Lyon leaders after his non-extension with the Gunners, the one who was promoted to captain by Peter Bosz was in heaven after his first convincing on a personal level. “I’m happy to have contributed to the victory of the team. A goal is a goal. It’s fun. We gave a good performance. We were able to hold the score until the end. I tried to encourage my teammates on the field. It’s a shame to lose Antho Lopes”he reacted to the official channel of the club.
Facing the media, the Dutch coach was nevertheless very demanding of his player in view of the next deadlines. “What is true for the team is also true for Alex. The assist was very good. But he, too, can do better. I’m sure he knows he can do better. We have seen its importance for the team, the hope of the supporters, the respect of the opponent. It’s a good thing for us. He has a lot of experience at a big club. At 31, he is asked to help young players. Not just him, but he has to be one of the players to do that.”