Lyon President on the end of the season:

Lyon President on the end of the season: "We really are stupid"

The President of French Lyon commented on the final decision at the end of the football season in the country with a harsh statement.

For a complete understanding of what is happening, it is necessary to immediately note that the results of the 2019/20 season in France were saved at the time of the 28th round of the championship. Thus, PSG won the championship with a margin of 12 points, and Marseille, Rennes, Lille, Reims and Nice won the places in European competitions for the next season.

Lyon were left without European cups for the first time in many years, although before the introduction of the quarantine, the team lost only to Lille in four games, tied with Strasbourg (1:1), and also beat Metz (0:2) and Saint-Etienne (2:0).

There was a lot of controversy regarding this decision, given Ligue 1 was the first of the top five leagues in Europe where the season officially ended. Now, looking at the resumption of the championship in Germany and preparations for the continuation of the season in Spain, Italy and England, the heads of clubs understand that they made a mistake. One of them was the president of Lyon, Jean-Michel Aulas,

“Over the past two months, Spanish officials have monitored the situation and worked with UEFA.

The paradox is that on April 23rd, Tebas (the head of La Liga) was at the same meeting as Quillot (the general director of Ligue 1). And at this meeting with UEFA it was said: “Be patient.”

But after our officials acted differently, there is a feeling that we are really dumb, ”said Aulas.

Now, in addition to the fact that the clubs suffered serious losses in connection with the stoppage of the championship, Lyon remained overboard the European cups, where they could significantly replenish their treasury with prize money. Therefore, in the upcoming transfer window, one can safely wait for the departure of several leaders, of whom there are few left.

First of all, the giants will have an interest in buying the lions’ striker Moussa Dembele, who regained the face of Memphis Depay, as well as the progressive midfielder Houssem Aouar. Thus, Lyon will not have to wait for several years in the elite of French football. The team will try hard to stay afloat and will not set big goals for the season.