RMC Sport consultant, Juninho expressed his displeasure with some Ligue 1 coaches on Thursday in Rothen ignites on RMC. He did not spare in particular his former coach at OL, Rudi Garcia, severely taken over the management of Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.
Juninho had things to say this Thursday in Rothen ignites on RMC. During a debate on the level of French football with Jérome Rothen and Emmanuel Petit, the former midfielder and sporting director of Olympique Lyonnais was not kind to the coaches of the elite: “We have to Ligue 1 coaches are improving. You don’t see a lot of ideas. I don’t see Ligue 1 coaches sweating, participating… Look at Guardiola. He’s the best coach in the world. The guy has something to say every game, something to add, no matter the level of the player. The ideas of someone who commands the team.”
“Rudi Garcia killed the little one!”
Juninho did not spare Rudi Garcia with whom the collaboration was strained at Olympique Lyonnais. The consultant RMC Sport notably criticizes the ex-trainer of Les Gones for his mismanagement of the Bruno Guimaraes case, a player whom Juni went to get from Athletico Paranaense in January 2020 and who should have taken on another dimension: “Rudi Garcia killed the little one. In five months, with his intelligence, he became one of the best players on his team.” The Brazilian midfielder left Lyon to join Newcastle in the winter transfer window.
“Young people have a better mentality when they are parents”
If Juninho does not spare the coaches of the French championship, he admits that the level of Ligue 1 had deteriorated when he returned to the club with the sporting director’s costume: “The players have evolved. When I played in Ligue 1, I never gave the goalkeeper a back ball. Today you have to come out of the pressure. The foot has changed. We also see small teams trying to play. Not all games are beautiful But in other leagues there are also games that are very hard to watch. In the Premier League too. It’s just tackles, intensity, no intelligence.” And Juni to address a final tackle. To young people this time: “They have a better mentality when they share because they know they are not at home. But when they are here, it’s different”, discovered the Brazilian.