Friday, February 6, 2015

Fournier stoking the fire

Interesting observations by Lyon coach Hubert Fournier ahead of the top-of-the-table clash in Ligue Un this weekend between Lyon and PSG.

"All the referees in this league get insulted by this person. The referees are not bilingual or trilingual, so they don't understand. In a way, it's better to speak Italian or English to insult refereesI don't want my team to provoke, I don't want us to insult the officials. I hope we remember not to fall for Zlatan's provocations."

I wonder if this is amateur pop-psychology or a genuine attempt to pressurize the referees. Either way it seems clear that there is a lot riding on this clash for both teams. The pressure is on in what has up to this point been the best title race across the major European leagues. Looking forward to a classic between Olympique Lyonnais and Paris St Germain!