Sage reveals his best memory from last season

Sage reveals his best memory from last season
Sage reveals his best memory from last season

Pierre Sage with his players after OL’s victory against Nice (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP)

Extended for two seasons, Pierre Sage will register for the long term at OL thanks to his good results during the second half of last season. The coach assures that the tipping point was against Brest.

They said it was impossible, so the OL players chose to prove the numbers wrong. Announced as relegated at the end of the season after 14 Ligue 1 matches, the Lyon team defied the statistics by maintaining their position and did even better than that. At the end of a fantastic comeback and a happy ending, theOL has secured a 6th place and therefore a ticket for the Europa League next September. This turnaround is largely the result of Pierre’s influence Sage since November 30, 2023 and his taking office. With the technician, the seven-time French champion club has only experienced defeat four times in Ligue 1.

Alexandre Lacazette’s teammates also sent their fans into a frenzy with some completely crazy match scenarios. If he had to choose just one, Sage bet on victory against Brest (4-3) at the Parc OL, as he confided on the club channel. “We completely turned the match around by being 3-1 down and finally winning 4-3 in stoppage time with this penalty which was reviewed by the VAR, it takes a little time. When I was typing my report for the BEPF at the beginning of June, I came across these images and rather than skipping because it’s not what I was looking for, I watched the match again.”

There have been many anthology matches during the first six months of 2024, but the Lyon coach explains this choice of April 14, 2024. Pierre Sage sees in this success against Brest a seesaw “with a returned ambition and a desire to qualify for Europa which has gained substance.” After Brest and this penalty from Ainsley Maitland-Niles at the end of added time, OL has once again spoiled its supporters with stunning victories against Monaco or Strasbourg. A “A positive emotion that gave us to return to the stadium, to replay matches to share these moments again with the supporters. It may have changed the perception of the team with the people at that time.”

In 2024-2025, Pierre Sage, who has just extended his contract for two years, still hopes for just as much success, but with a little more control if possible.

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