Faced with the end of the Ligue 1 season, decided at the end of April, Jean-Michel Aulas is not determined to give up. Olympique Lyonnais "welcomed" Saturday the resumption of the Spanish championship on June 8 authorized by the government of Madrid. The club "hopes" that this example, "coming after that of Germany, will reconsider the decision made in France too hastily".
"After the Bundesliga, this is the second major championship to see its recovery confirmed," OL said in a statement. The stoppage of the L1 left the Lyon team in 7th place in the ranking, beyond the qualifying places for a European Cup. Olympique Lyonnais "calls on President Emmanuel Macron to support the spirit of a France that reacts to its European competitors".
Friday, the appeals of Lyon, Amiens and Toulouse against the decision to stop the 2019-2020 season were rejected in urgent procedure by the judge of summary proceedings of the administrative court of Paris.
"We can reasonably imagine that the position of the coaches and players of the French Championship is today much more favorable to a resumption of competition than during the UNFP poll of April 23 or when Didier Deschamps entrusted President Emmanuel on April 27 Macron his reluctance and his fears for the health of the players ", argues the club of Jean-Michel Aulas.
Lyon also fears, "beyond the economic disaster that will crash into the French championship," a disadvantage for PSG and OL, both still in the running in the Champions League, who "will be penalized against opponents who will have benefited from the resumption of their championship ”. "Nothing is ever final," said the club, hoping for a change in the league.