Olympique Lyonnais Féminin
Megan Rapinoe heavily criticised by her new coach
French newspaper 20 Minutes has published an article where they quote the Lyon coach Patrice Lair as saying “She (Rapinoe) is struggling offensively and I am surprised by her lack of tactical culture”. It was after this past weekend’s match against FCF Juvisy that Lair once again criticised Rapinoe’s abilities - just last week he told media that she lacks concentration and has a nonchalant attitude during trainings. The 20 Minutes article goes on to say that Rapinoe was replaced “by choice” after less than an hour of play, just six days after she suffered the same fate at halftime against Epinal (note that Lair has a habit of taking players off as a punishment when they do not perform well enough). But Rapinoe’s “difficulties to adapt” does not worry Lair, he says, because of the large squad that he has. In the future the Olympic champion will be positioned as a “box-to-box midfielder or a winger… or on the bench” as “there is no free pass here, everyone will have to fight for their place”.

Megan Rapinoe heavily criticised by her new coach

French newspaper 20 Minutes has published an article where they quote the Lyon coach Patrice Lair as saying “She (Rapinoe) is struggling offensively and I am surprised by her lack of tactical culture”. It was after this past weekend’s match against FCF Juvisy that Lair once again criticised Rapinoe’s abilities - just last week he told media that she lacks concentration and has a nonchalant attitude during trainings. The 20 Minutes article goes on to say that Rapinoe was replaced “by choice” after less than an hour of play, just six days after she suffered the same fate at halftime against Epinal (note that Lair has a habit of taking players off as a punishment when they do not perform well enough). But Rapinoe’s “difficulties to adapt” does not worry Lair, he says, because of the large squad that he has. In the future the Olympic champion will be positioned as a “box-to-box midfielder or a winger… or on the bench” as “there is no free pass here, everyone will have to fight for their place”.

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    Well… guess who has an Olympic gold medal and plays for the best national team in the world… uhm yeah I think it’s Megan...
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    Ouch.
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    Ouch. Sorry Pinoe :(
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    Did Sven move to France,change his name and transform his “love” of swedish players into “love” for US-players?!
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    Oh this makes me laugh! That’s just how Patrice is, he’s harsh and he doesn’t hold his tongue but in the end it makes...
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