Bruno Genesio reckons if his team manages a draw playing away at St. Etienne in the upcoming derby, it will not be a poor performance.
According to Genesio, St. Etienne is a very difficult team to contend with when they are playing in their home conditions and thus, a draw will be a decent outcome from Lyon’s perspective.
However, Genesio emphasized that a loss would be disastrous as it would destroy the momentum that Lyon has achieved of late.
Since Genesio has come to the hot seat, Lyon has put on some quality shows against tough oppositions,
They had managed to give even Paris Saint-Germain a run for their money the other day.
The manager wants the continuity of this positive run and rightly so, as this is now the time for Lyon to rise up in the standings.
Speaking prior to the game, Genesio said, “We don’t want to get beaten. We are required to maintain our positive run.”
“We are starting to get our act together and we will have to go in the upward direction in the standings.”
“However, I believe a draw won’t be too disappointing from our point of view considering we are up against an opponent which is highly strong playing on its home ground.”
The derby, the last time when it had happened between these two teams earlier in the ongoing season, the situation had got quite heated in the middle, but, Genesio played that down saying that he didn’t feel any player had ill intentions that day.
In the words of Genesio, “Nobody showed ill intentions. There was nothing of that sort at all, not from either of the two teams.”
Lyon had thrashed St. Etienne by 3-0 in that game with Lacazette registering a hat-trick for them.