the probable non-tenure of Anthony Lopes does not please Jérôme Rothen at all

the probable non-tenure of Anthony Lopes does not please Jérôme Rothen at all
the probable non-tenure of Anthony Lopes does not please Jérôme Rothen at all

OL face PSG in Lille this Saturday (9 p.m.) in a Coupe de France final. Backing Anthony Lopes, Lucas Perri should settle in the cages. This choice does not please Jérôme Rothen, who doubted the sporting added value while deploring a lack of class on the part of Pierre Sage.

Understudy for Anthony Lopes since his arrival in the winter transfer window, Lucas Perri should play in the Coupe de France final against PSG. As announced by RMC Sport, the Brazilian goalkeeper would be preferred by Pierre Sage, thus taking the place of the historic Portuguese goalkeeper.

Since the end of the season with Botafogo, Lucas Perri has only played three matches, all in the Coupe de France. “I find that it is a lack in the competitive state of mind to play the second goalkeeper in the Coupe de France when there are only two competitions to play,” said Jérôme Rothen this Friday during his show Rothen ignites on RMC. “I can understand it when there are four competitions. In the final you are supposed to put your best team on paper.”

A choice that lacks “class” for Rothen

Jérôme Rothen highlighted that PIerre Sage has given his confidence to Anthony Lopes in the championship since his arrival on the bench. “So he was the best goalkeeper,” said the former PSG player. “There is no reference from Perri. You can tell me that he takes up space and that he is a modern goalkeeper. Okay, he didn’t have bad matches in the Coupe de France but ‘OL beat Valenciennes in their semi-final But I’m sorry, you have to put the best players in the final so with Lopes instead of Perri.

Trained at the club, Anthony Lopes played his entire career with OL. At 33, he is preparing to leave Les Gones this summer. “You could have had a little more class. He gave the club 24 years,” Rothen recalled. “He’s been number one at Lyon for more than ten years. He hasn’t won a trophy. You have the opportunity to give him this last match and maybe a trophy. In the excitement, you think that he’s not going to climb the curtain if you put him on? Already he jumps everywhere, I’m sure he would have taken charge and carried the others when it was difficult because the match will be.”

If successful, OL would end their drought, which has lasted since the Champions Trophy in July 2012, where Anthony Lopes was not in the group. “He prefers not to be classy, ​​like most French clubs,” concluded Jérôme Rothen, deploring the choice of Pierre Sage. “I can understand that they want to move on and give Perri the chance for next season to build something new. Even Lopes accepted it I think but give him that last match! What- What’s stopping you from doing it? You’re going to put him on the bench and he’ll be angry. If OL win, he won’t normally celebrate because there will be a little bit of bitterness.”

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