OL has few concerns this week other than to celebrate their title win at home to a Le Mans side still looking for its first positive result against the Lyonnais…
“They’ll play a lot and then relax against us. we’ll have to be at 120% against OL. We have to take the initiative. It would be great to finish the season with a few extra wins. That would put us on a roll for next season…”. The Manceau Laurent Bonnart, present for the famous drubbing, has no desire to go through it again, and said so on the club’s official site. Manager Frédéric Hantz hopes among other things that OL will be off colour and adds: “I’m sticking to my objectives… doing better than last season (11th). Right now, we’re off form and we’re conceding in the second half (2 against Lens, 2 against Auxerre and 2 against PSG). For the moment, I’m on plan A. If we fail against OL and Nantes, then I’ll move onto plan B”. MUC would obviously love to turn around the shocking trend of never having taken a single point from OL: 6 matches and 6 losses!
5 matches left for the Kings of France. 5 matches to punctuate an historic yet troubled season with fine performances. There will be waves of joy and also the final steps for some in the OL colours, most notably Claudio Cacapa. 5 matches left to show the happy face of a champion still hungry for more success. There are embellishments to add to the title; new records to break in order to colour their uncontested supremacy.
“We need love right now…” said Gérard Houllier in his press conference. For there is no greater love than a love shared, and the players and fans know what’s needed to make it happen… Give a little to get a little!