As seen in a post from Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas (who is no stranger to a Twitter exchange), the 73-year old denounced what he saw as ‘Lyon-bashing’ following his side’s fourth defeat in a row and their worst start to a Ligue 1 campaign in 31 years. He hit out at L’Équipe journalist Hugo Guillemet following Lyon’s defeat to Lens on Sunday evening.
“When you intend to kill your dog, you claim it has rabies: defeats are not indicative of our team qualities, nor of the staff’s options: we have to work and finally win on Friday – OL is 7th and this bashing weakens us rather than helping us: let us be strong.”
Lens won against Lyon in a game which saw long periods of dominant home possession, as Les Gones lost their fourth game in a row as they entered their worst run in 31 years. Peter Bosz’s side looked devoid of creativity and attacking spirit up front with Alex Lacazette, Toko Ekamba, and Tetê looking majorly disappointed. The Sang & Or story as continued Franck Haise’s side impressed once again at home, extending their winning streak at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis to five games. Florian Sotoca scored a penalty after Mendes was adjudged to have made contact with the ball with his hand.