Aulas wants Lacaztte improvement

Lyon chairman Michel Aulas has criticised under-performing striker Alexandre Lacazette following his slow start to the Ligue 1 campaign.

Lacazette was named Ligue 1's player of the season and was France's top-scorer in a breakout campaign that saw him grab an impressive 27 goals in 33 appearances for Les Gones.

The 24-year-old's performances have attracted the attention from some of the continent's biggest clubs, but a poor showing so far this term has prompted criticism from the club's hierarchy and Aulas has urged Lacazette to regain his form.

"He is in his period of transformation from a player with lots of potential to an experienced player. He is between the two," Aulas is quoted as saying by Football French News.

"He needs to undertake the financial status of an exceptional player and the fact that he is in a difficult patch. That asks for a lot of humility. He is a bit under-par in his performances and he knows it."