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Aug-20 11:06 first published at 11:06 AM


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Published at 10:00 a.m. on August 20, 2022. In this case, OL.

The Olympic Lyonnais have won six out of six games in Ligue 1, and morale is high on the Groupama Stadium side. However, it is necessary to be realistic, and some players are not immune to criticism.
Thiago Mendes, repositioned as a central defender by Peter Bosz, extended his contract with the Olympic Lyonnais until 2025 in June. And it’s fair to say that it came as a huge surprise, with the former Lillois having had acrimonious relationships with OL fans who have long wanted him to leave the club. However, the Dutch coach gave a chance to a 30-year-old Brazilian player by reculing him, and everything worked out in the end. Thiago Mendes has now established himself as the undisputed holder, with Jérôme Boateng’s failure having significantly reduced the competition. And, while Peter Bosz admires Thiago Mendes, some journalists question the wisdom of this extension granted to the Brazilian player to fill the position of central defender.
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Kevin Diaz addressed some of his concerns on RMC’s micro, and he was not alone. « Peter Bosz likes Thiago Mendes, but I’m not sure why the Olympic Lyonnais has kept him as a central defender. “The OL could still go look for someone else to play in this position,” Kevin Diaz said, clearly not impressed by the Brazilian player, who was quickly replaced by Daniel Riolo. « They have a lot of options in the middle of the field, and they can also vary a little in front of them. But, in retrospect, I found it a little faiblard. Thiago Mendes, if you have to defend yourself, do so in a very clean manner, without leaving the short, by making beautiful passes and turns, and he will be at ease. If you have to go to the charbon on occasion, it will be a little more difficult. Nettoyer le ballon, il sait, mais ce n’est pas un vrai vrai défenseur », remarked a Daniel Riolo, unconvinced by the OL’s choice.

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