Alexandre Lacazette Joins Lyon History Makers, Becomes 2nd Best Scorer In Club’s History
Written by Olaleye Oluwadamilola
Alexandre Lacazette has now scored his 150th goal for Lyon, becoming the 2nd best scorer in the club’s history following his 24th minute strike against Nantes in the 1-1 tie of Ligue 1 round 28 home clash.
On Friday evening at the club’s home game against Nantes in the Parc Olympique Lyonnais arena, the number 10 scored his 150th goal for OL in the 1-1 draw and thus settle, alone, on the second position of the podium of the best scorers in our club’s history.
He has now equaled legend Bernard Lacombe’s tally on 149 strikes but the General, king of Groupama Stadium, is 72 goals behind the Little Prince of Gerland, who scored 222 goals.
The former Arsenal forward admitted in his pressers after the game that he knew he could break Lacombe’s record.
“I knew that by scoring I would pass Bernard, he is a legend for the club, I’m glad I was able to pass him. It was important that it happened at Groupama Stadium in front of the fans and my family.”
“I did everything I could to play the best I could. I went out because I was feeling muscular fatigue. I wasn’t ready for 90 minutes at high intensity,” he clarified of his injury woes when he couldn’t finish the game.
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Laurent Blanc bemoaned his side’s loss revealing that they abandoned that basic and simple instructions and that was why they couldn’t get a winner.
“It was very disappointing, especially in the second half. We did not take enough risks. The second half was very sad. If we did a little bit more in the second half we could have won the game.”
“I don’t know if it’s a concentration problem; maybe it’s a technical problem. We have to play more simple, we weren’t particularly rushed, there was space, we just had to play easy and we didn’t.”
Image (Lyon’s official website)
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