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In Lyon, Kadewere is ready to take off

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 14, 2020

After the announcement of his recruitment, OL had accepted that the Zimbabwean end the season with the Le Havre club, which had acquired him in 2018 from the Swedish team of Djurgarden for 2 million EUR. Despite the premature interruption of the Ligue 2 championship, where he played 24 matches for 20 goals, Kadewere did not arrive in Lyon until June. But the attacker seems to have quickly melted into the collective as evidenced by the tribute of his teammates to his older brother, Prince, who died of the new coronavirus, before the Champions League match against Manchester City, but also his quadruple for his first match in his new jersey, against the Swiss fans of Port-Valais (12-0), in Evian, the 1st of July.

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Subsequently, if he did take part in the Lyon tournament, organized in July at Groupama Stadium against Glasgow Rangers and Celtic Glasgow, he was then unable to play either the final of the League Cup or the Final. 8 of the Champions League, not being eligible for these two events. Tino Kadewere, 24, also did not participate in the victory in Ligue 1 against Dijon (4-1), on September 3, after returning to the country to participate in the family mourning.

First minutes in Bordeaux

It was only in Bordeaux, in the space of a few minutes that he made his first official steps with OL after replacing Memphis Depay in the 73rd minute without being able to resolve the situation for the Lyonnais. , sluggish offensively against the defensive padlock of the premises. At the edge of a week during which OL will have to play in Montpellier before hosting Nîmes on Friday, coach Rudi Garcia should be tempted by a rotation of his workforce, in which several players are still likely to be transferred . He might want to bring some freshness, especially in attack.

Houssem Aouar, returned from his fortnight after a Covid-19 contamination and replacing in Bordeaux, should once again find a starting place and Kadewere could have his chance at the forefront or on a wing, a position he can occupy, on the right in particular . “Forward, we can also play on one side. We work and we help the full back. It’s wonderful with Léo (Dubois) who talks a lot and also helps a lot”, he confided a few minutes after his first match against Port-Valais. But his adaptation time will also depend on the playing time he can have, or his ability to be efficient quickly.

Because if the titular center forward, Moussa Dembélé, the club’s top scorer last season (24 goals in 46 matches in all competitions), aspires to a transfer to England, he has not received the offers he hoped. Can the two players be in competition or associated, in one system or another? The match in Montpellier could give the first elements of answer on the intentions of Rudi Garcia while waiting for the conclusion of the transfer window.

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