Genesio: I won’t run away

Olympique Lyonnais coach Bruno Genesio says he won't step down from his post at the club despite suffering yet another defeat, this time a 3-1 loss at home to Guingamp.

The seven-time Ligue 1 champions, who were runners-up to Paris Saint-Germain last season, have now lost their last three league matches and have recorded just four wins from their opening ten matches, leaving them in ninth place on 13 points.

Despite taking a 37th-minute lead at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais through an Alexandre Lacazette penalty, goals from Yannis Salibur (46) and Marcus Coco (52, 77) saw Antoine Kombouare's side claim all three points.

After the match, Genesio said: "I'm struggling, but I'm not going to run away from my responsibilities. I'm not considering my own position.

"I have to accept it. I'm here to find solutions, work with the staff to turn around this difficult situation.

"I'm not doubting, I'm asking questions. I'm looking for answers and trying to analyse the situation.

"The defeat is a big blow, a huge disappointment. I'm worried about what the club is going through. I feel really sorry for the players, the president, the fans."

On the loss to loss to Guingamp, who moved up to fifth on the standings after this game, he said: "We played two very different halves. The first was rather good, we totally gave up in the second. We need more confidence at both ends of the pitch, that's what we're lacking. We need a good win to kickstart us and put us back on the right path."

Kombouare, meanwhile, revealed his delight at claiming such a high-profile scalp.

He said: "It's a huge win. We weren't good in the first half, we had no energy. 

"The intentions stayed in the dressing room. So I'm really happy, because we only played one half, the half we had to. 

"I must congratulate my players, because they were amazing in the second half. At half-time, I'd told them to wake up. What's important is that they showed their ability to bounce back and be clinical enough to score three goals and win. 

"Lyon had chances to go further ahead or to equalise, but things aren't going for them right now."

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