Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | France

Lyon not championship material - captain



Lyon captain Maxime Gonalons on Friday admitted that his team hold next to no hope of pipping Paris Saint-Germain to the title despite just three points separating the clubs at the top of Ligue 1.

OL have pushed the big-spending capital outfit all the way this season but have started to slip in recent weeks, with last Sunday's 3-1 defeat in Ajaccio allowing PSG to move clear at the top.

Carlo Ancelotti's PSG had won 10 and drawn one of their last 11 games in all competitions heading into their home clash with Bastia on Friday night and French international midfielder Gonalons knows keeping up with such form is a big ask.

"Winning the title has never been our obsession and was not something we discussed at the beginning of the season," he told a press conference.

"We didn't expect to be where we are now even if we were aware of our qualities.

"Today, we know we are good enough to finish in the top three. PSG have not lost since the beginning of the year, are conceding few goals and are scoring lots.

"They are becoming a well-oiled machine after investing heavily in great players."

Gonalons was speaking as Lyon prepare to entertain 2011 champions Lille at the Stade de Gerland on Sunday.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
The real Afcon fireworks can begin
The boys are now being separated from the men. As a result, I have also lost my bet about who will...

John Dykes
The beginning of the end
Saturday’s Showdown at the Bridge has been described as being either the start of this season’s...

Neil Tovey
Bafana hit speed bump
I kept hearing that Bafana Bafana could win Afcon 2015. From the first whistle, I guarded against...

Emeka Enyadike
Mali, Guinea and the curse of Mongono
“We now need to respect the rules, we don’t have choice. We are going to shake before the draw, as...

Carol Radull
TIAF - This is African Football
I love big competitions because before they start everyone has something to say about how the...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
The football hasn't been great thus far
It is easy for some of us who are proudly African and who were brought up on Afcon tournaments down...