- He must be the new Brazilian nugget of Olympique Lyonnais. Bruno Guimaraes was entitled to his first tenure, Saturday in Metz.
- Result? The Lyonnais won 2-0 and the Brazilian was correct. Neither incredible nor disappointing. Somehow promising.
- “He made the game smoother for us,” said his new coach, who did not say whether he would hand the titular Brazilian against Juventus Turin on Wednesday.
At the Saint-Symphorien stadium,
It is neither big, nor powerful, nor fast. Said like that, Bruno Guimaraes is not a thrill. Overriding the young Brazilian? It is of course too early to tell. The 22-year-old midfielder, who arrived at OL’s last transfer window for 20 million euros, only played his first 90 minutes in his new colors,
Friday evening in Metz (2-0).
With a record of 65 balls touched, 87% of successful passes, 8 balls recovered and 11 lost, he held his role. Cleanliness and discretion most of the time. Often with the desire to combine with its partners, who have not always served it at the right tempo.
“He went to contact”
“He made our game smoother,” appreciates his new coach Rudi Garcia. “He is able to play in one touch, to distribute and is also interesting in recovery. He went to the contact, “added the technician, certainly thinking back to this powerful clearance in touch with the South American in front of a Messin.
The captain of the Brazilian Olympic selection could almost have been decisive. He had launched Toko-Ekambi on the left side, before Terrier marked a sequence control of the chest-strike (67th). Except that the goal was refused for offside. Bruno Guimaraes will have to wait to open his stats.
The n ° 39 from Lyon, in homage to his father’s taxi number, is not famous for his qualities as a paver anyway. With his former Athletico Paranaense club, he had only scored 8 goals in 106 games. Rather, it is sobriety coupled with a safe technical quality. On both feet.
ElFelicidade imensa e um prazer incrível fazer minha estreia. Vamos por mais! É apenas o começo.
?? An immense happiness and an incredible pleasure to make my debut. Let’s go for more! This is just the beginning. ??? pic.twitter.com/mdPZGDAQDY
– Bruno Guimarães (@ brunoog97) February 21, 2020
“He has a good quality of pass, a good vision of the game,” confirms his partner Lucas Tousart, with whom the Brazilian was associated in defense. “What he did tonight is good. It’s encouraging. He will help us for the end of the season. “Perhaps as of Wednesday against Juventus Turin in the round of 16 of the
Champions League ? “We will see,” replied Rudi Garcia to
Metz. Everything in its time.