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Claude Puel and the month of November

Published on the 02 December 2010 à 15:01 by R.B

Satisfactions in view of the objectives, but also failings in the teams play or individualities… A championship which should, in the coach's opinion, soon change… An interview you can see in OLSystem…

NOVEMBER
"Cyclical. We achieved our objectives, notably with a qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League and repositioning ourselves in the Ligue 1. Afterwards,  it is evident that there was no regularity during the month and even within a match where the team was capable of doing great and poor things. All this is very special. The OL were present at halftime. ... It's disappointing…and encouraging".

THE MOST DISAPPOINTING AND SATISFYING GAMES
"The match against Schalke 04 was the most disappointing because we showed no capacity to reply, something that we had previously been able to do. The match against PSG is the most successful despite some approximations such as the goals we conceded. But there was continuity for 90 minutes".

THE GOALS CONCEDED

"Of course we concede too many goals and it's not because there were absences. It is primarily a lack of individual and collective focus. At the start of the season, we had problems from set pieces. To eradicate that you can study videos, there were discussions between us..."

BAFE GOMIS
"I liked his attitude whether it be on the pitch or in his interviews. He was able to face up to adversity. His work, his selflessness, his tenacity were rewarded with goals in the match and the quality of his performances".

THE FORM OF THE SQUAD
"At the end of November, we can say that there are very few players who have shown their true value. This means that the team has not shown the face that it can have..."

THE CHAMPIONSHIP
"There is not just OL which has had problems with regularity since the beginning of the season, although we are more talked about than other clubs with ambitions in this league. So the championship is tight for now. I think this will change in January / February. It will be up to us to be present at that time. But, we have to take points in December with some important matches.