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Ligue 1: “We all played on potato fields”, indicates Lyonnais Malo Gusto before the trip to Lorient


Olympique Lyonnais defender Malo Gusto is not offended by the worrying state of the Lorient pitch before the trip to OL

Will Lorient - Lyon be the first postponed match of the 2022-2023 season?

Struck by drought and the holding of the Interceltic Festival which is taking place at the moment, the lawn of the Moustoir stadium is causing great concern.

Olympique Lyonnais is worried about this situation and is putting pressure on it.

"It is out of question for the physical integrity of the players to play this Sunday on a degraded playing area", indicates the club.

We will therefore have to wait until Friday afternoon the day after the last show of the Interceltic Festival, Thursday evening, to find out if the match can be held.

"For the moment, there is no stadium that can accommodate us, and we are on the option of playing at Moustoir on the lawn as it is", declared the general manager of Les Merlus, Arnaud Tanguy, to West France.

“We are doing everything with the city to have a passable lawn on Sunday.

The league will come on site on D-2, D-3 to see the state of the lawn and see if the ground is passable, which should be the case, ”he added.

In the meantime, the Hakes are still looking for a new sports arena to prevent a possible postponement of the meeting of the 2nd day.

And it will not be Roazhon Park because according to France Bleu Armorique, Stade Rennais refused to lend its stadium.

The inversion of the meeting, two days before the match is not technically possible.

This Friday morning during the press conference, Peter Bosz, OL coach, acknowledged: "For me, we are going to play on Sunday and we are preparing a team that will play on Sunday", while specifying: "I have saw the pictures, but it's hard for me to judge the terrain just based on the pictures.

I just wish it wasn't dangerous for players.


For his part, the young Lyon defender Malo Gusto answered a question about "the potato field" of Moustoir.

"In our youth, we all played on potato fields, it's part of football," said the Espoirs defender.

I don't know if it's a disadvantage for us, but it's football..."

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-08-12

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